Angela Wright

Carer art show continues today, each Sunday in March

The art show about caring by carers continues this Sunday at Whippersnappers, College Lodge, Dulwich Park (SE21 7BQ)m 10am-6pm. Nice turnout for the opening last Sunday.  Hung right around the lodge are paintings, chiefly by Wendy Sullivan, a former Brixton Open winner and a decade-long carer for her partner. Wendy's also a poet and a number of her poems are on show, plus a video interview with her done by artist Jenny Jones. Installation sculptress Angela Wright's beautifully entwined 'Leafball' should be taking shape just outside the Lodge, and continue to do so throughout the month-long exhibition - unless it is moved elsewhere by Park officials. Collages by Whippersnappers groups also on show. The Lodge is open for show visitors mainly on Sundays.

 

Wendy and 'Feeling the Journey' were part of The Caring Tent in Herne Hill Market a week ago last Sunday, also assisted by Lucy from Herne Hill's Warm & Well. It was so cold on the day that carers on the tent shared out shots of brandy to keep stall visitors warmed up! Traders too. Lamont’e of Bling Ya Bike turned out to be a good mate of Wendy's and Aimee the sheep made an appearance!

'Feeling the Journey' carer art show opens March 6th, in HH Market this Sunday 24th

 

Caring for others is hard work anytime - but caring for the infirm, disabled or elderly is even harder. These carers are 'Everyday Heroes' who go about their business almost invisibly and are always exhausted since caring is usually full time work and unremunerated. Carers end up juggling jobs with caring duties - often at the cost of sleep! These days there's even less support, funding or respite in place to help take the pressure off. Caring really changes carers in the process.

 

To raise awareness of the very important role carers play in our community and to celebrate their efforts, Sarah Slee is putting on 'Feeling The Journey', an exhibition of works by artists who are or have been carers and have also been changed by the experience. The show will happen at the Whippersnappers Community Arts Centre situated in College Lodge (Dulwich Park) with an opening set for Sunday, March 3rd, from 2-6pm. It will happen mainly on Sundays every weekend until March 30th.

 

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