Craft Café Launches Their “Play Piece” Exhibition at Scotland Street School Museum

Tue 28th August 2012

Impact Arts, in partnership with Scotland Street School Museum are delighted to launch the ‘Play Piece’ exhibition created by members of Craft Café. The exhibition showcases a series of works based on their school days, exploring memories of their formative years, their reminiscences about what it was like to be young where they grew up, and their experiences of school.

Impact Arts designed and developed the award winning Craft Café in 2009 as a creative solution to reducing isolation and loneliness amongst older people, offering members a safe, social and artistic environment where they can thrive through creativity. Craft Café is designed to foster the real joy of artistic expression and its therapeutic approach to improved health and wellbeing allows those isolated by age to become active members of their communities once more. Members range in age from 50-90+ years old.

Impact Arts Lead Artist, James Gow, said:

“Our Castlemilk Craft Café members have embarked upon a real creative journey in preparation for this exhibition. They shared their experiences and stories of their school years with each other and with myself in the process and I hope visitors to the exhibition enjoy this trip down memory lane as much as we have! I am very proud of what our members have achieved in this exhibition and am looking forward to working with them on their next creative endeavor”.

The exhibition will run for over a month at one of Glasgow’s best loved museums, Scotland Street School Museum.

Jade Graham, Assistant Museum Manager said:

“Scotland Street School Museum is delighted to be welcoming Impact Arts’ Craft Café to host their exhibition in our First Floor Gallery. We are really excited about the launch on Tuesday 28 August and look forward to seeing ‘Play Piece’. The Craft Café participants’ memories of childhood and school experiences will fit in very well with Scotland Street School Museum and we welcome them along to share their creative vision with us all here”.

The exhibition will run to 03.10.12.

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