Clare Court residents in stitches!
Last year, local artist Imogen Morris contacted Clare Court Care Home and asked if she could meet some residents who would like to participate in an art exhibition. Imogen had contacted various homes and chose Clare Court to work with as she found our residents to be fantastic characters with a great sense of humour, and the home to be very supportive of her project called ‘Threadbare’. Imogen visited us several times to complete the work and very much enjoyed having a chat and a cuppa with the residents!
Imogen hand-stitched portraits of our residents in two layers, which gave them a 3D effect. The residents were invited to a private viewing of the completed portraits at the Digbeth Art Space in Birmingham City Centre as well as a guided tour; impressed with Imogen’s embroidery work they are excited to be involved in her next project.
‘Threadbare’ indicates resistance and explores the strength and longevity of female friendships and a resilience in women and their relationships as they grow and solidify. With regards to the Clare Court residents, they represent friendship, and the portraits appeared individually in a scene together as if they were in conversation.
Imogen returned to Clare Court after the exhibition closed and surprised our residents with their portraits to keep; they all decided to donate them to the home to be displayed in our Reception for all to see.
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