Action Mental Health (AMH) are selling a range of handcrafted prints thanks to Ards Crafts in Newtownards, in the run-up to Christmas.
Clients of New Horizons North Down and Ards worked in collaboration with Seacourt Print Workshops to create a series of original prints inspired by local views and landmarks in Newtownards.
Ards Crafts, the flagship Craft and Design Centre of Ards Borough Council (located beside the Ulsterbus station in Newtownards) aim to enable the continued economic growth of the craft and wider creative economy in the Ards Borough through creating opportunities and connecting craft.
Neil Gordon, client of Action Mental Health and one of the artists, said;
“Creating the prints was something that I really enjoyed doing and it is brilliant to see my artwork for sale in Ards Crafts. I would love to take my artistic skills further and hopefully carve a career in the arts for myself and this definitely a step in the right direction. I am also pleased to see that the sales of these prints are going to benefit further create arts projects through Action Mental Health”
Selwyn Johnston, Service Manager of Action Mental Health, said;
“I am extremely pleased that the Ards Craft Centre has given our clients this fantastic opportunity, which will not only showcase thie amazing artistic talent and instil confidence, but through their purchase will support the continued work of Action Mental Health in North Down & Ards area. With Christmas approaching they will make lovely gifts for family and friends.”
Clients and staff of Action Mental Health’s New Horizons Service in Newtownards hand over 36 original prints they created to Heather Parker, Craft Development Manager with Ards Borough Council. Ards Crafts will sell the prints at £25 each in the run up to Christmas.