A Harrogate charity organized an exhibition to showcase the artistic talents of its learners with disabilities.
The event, held at Disability Action Yorkshire’s Hornbeam Park training center, saw 14 students display artwork and photographs based on the theme of heraldry and quiet places.
Harriet Walker, deputy director of training for the charity, said:
“We were delighted to have organized our very first photography and art exhibition, which demonstrated the creativity of our learners.
“For several months, they had been working on the theme of heraldry and quiet places, which they captured on paper and in ‘megapixels’.
“It was an exciting opportunity for our learners and a very popular excise for them. For the heraldry project, they imagined and designed their own coat of arms, taking into account their personalities and individual qualities.
“And for the photographic element, they each captured six images of quiet places. These have been placed next to their artwork, as well as a number of personal items they brought to help describe who they are.
Guy Tweedy, who joined Disability Action Yorkshire’s board of directors last month, said:
“I really enjoyed attending the exhibition and meeting those whose works were on display, as well as their families.
“During my short time as a trustee of the association, I also met the staff and clients of his Claro Road nursing home and was incredibly impressed by the dedication of everyone involved. . “
Founded 84 years ago, Disability Action has its headquarters and training center in the town’s Hornbeam Park, a retirement home on Claro Road and a holiday lodge in Lincolnshire.
Its vision is to empower people with disabilities to live the lifestyle of their choice, through its training, preparation and other life skills. And as a “confident disability leader,” he celebrates and promotes diversity at all levels of his organization.
Further information on Disability Action Yorkshire is available on its website: www.disabilityactionyorkshire.org.uk.