The Befriending Lewis has just hung an exhibition by their art projects ‘Creative Cèilidh’ and ‘Breakthrough for the Housebound’ upstairs in An Lanntair arts centre in Stornoway.
Elaine Murray, Creative Project Coordinator at Befriending Lewis, says: "‘Befriending Lewis Arts Projects ‘Creative Ceilidh’ and ‘Breakthrough for the Housebound’ are delighted to be able to showcase a fantastic selection of works upstairs, in An Lanntair cafe bar, which are the result of both individual and group creative sessions over the past year. The aims of this project are to tackle isolation and loneliness through arts engagement and social interaction.
"'Creative Ceilidh’ are a lively, dedicated and supportive group who continue to experiment with new ideas, share their skills with one and other, while developing their individual art practice.
"In the Round Room we ask ‘What does Community mean to you?’ We have both our group and individual responses hanging from above!
"Why not share your thoughts? On the wall we have a fence, paper streamers and pens waiting for you! Help us create a wonderful collaborative installation!! The exhibition will be up until 16 Nov!
"Huge thanks to everyone who helped get us to where we are with this project."
These backers include the Postcode Community Trust, An Lanntair, Musueum nan Eilean, and "of course, our wonderful volunteers."