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A special exhibition of art by members of a children and young people mental health programme is being held at the Stables Gallery.

The ‘Kaleidoscope’ exhibition is being run by Art & Soul until 1st July 2018. It features work by members of Art & Soul and is a celebration and look back at its considerable contribution within the borough.

Art & Soul runs weekly arts and wellbeing workshops for adults and young people with mental wellbeing challenges; outreach workshops with local NHS mental health centres, hospitals and residences; pop-up art exhibitions, and a biennial exhibition of member artwork

David Allister, Head of Culture said:

“Art & Soul have been providing a service to our community for two decades now. They continue to help vulnerable people improve their emotional and mental wellbeing through creative activity and art.

“This exhibition is another fantastic example of the talent this borough has to offer and I hope you go along to Stables Gallery to view it.”

Rachel Tranter, Art & Soul’s co-chair said:

“Kaleidoscope’ is a show of over 100 artworks presented by Art & Soul. The exhibition marks a remarkable achievement in our organisation’s history. For 20 years we have supported community wellbeing through the arts in West London, and last year we took on a new status as a charity.

“The exhibition includes 2D and 3D artworks by our members, who use art to manage their mental and emotional wellbeing.’

“The contributions have been numerous, the ethos of Art & Soul is very much about collaboration and working with the community. In keeping with this, we will be holding a family event on Sunday 20th May, between 2pm and 5pm. All are welcome.”

— from a Richmond Council press release - 26 April 2018