Creative Recovery

Collaborative projects working with people recovering from addiction and adversity

Make your Mark

In 2017 we worked in collaboration with Fallen Angels Dance Theatre and participants in recovery.  Elaine Fox, one of our Art for Wellbeing practitioners worked as artist in residence with the group, and Kirstie Henderson of Brave Day films documented and added creative film making into the mix of visual arts and dance.   

The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016 exhibition marked the relaunch of the Turnpike in the spring 2017. Make your Mark took place alongside this, exploring mark-making and drawing in innovative ways. 

Make your Mark produced a window display for the Turnpike Gallery, a fantastic and inspiring film, visual artwork exhibited and dance performance, at a showcase at the Gallery in March '17.

Make your Mark also included participants from True Colours who support adults with autism and learning disabilities. Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, Turnpike Gallery and Henry Smith Charity are supporting this project.


The initial collaboration between Cartwheel Arts, Art for Wellbeing project and Fallen Angels Dance Theatre,  you can see photos of this project here

Work was exhibited at the Turnpike Gallery as part of Wigan Wellfest and Cartwheel Arts held a drop in workshop as part of the week, investigating what wellbeing and creativity meant to local people.

Art Inspired by Music

In spring 2016 we worked with the Richmond Fellowship and Art in the Community, delivering sessions using experimental paint techniques to create album covers. These sessions were delivered to a group of adults in recovery, resident at Rubens Court, Leigh. The work was exhibited at the Turnpike Gallery for 2 months.  You can see images for this project here.


News 02 March 2017
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