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L’Arche Highland postcard project on display at Eastgate Shopping Center in Inverness

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Cameron Black prepares the decorative bags for the postcards sold. Imagine Gary Anthony.

MEMBERS of an Inverness-based charity will have their first exhibition since the lockdown in the city center this week.

Artworks from more than twenty participants in the Life Skills Workshop at L’Arche Highland will be on display at the Eastgate Shopping Center from tomorrow.

Workshop participants created the illustrations for Project Postcard and also helped organize the event.

Scott Henderson prepares posters of postcards sold with foreman Kirsty Holm.  Imagine Gary Anthony.
Scott Henderson prepares posters of postcards sold with foreman Kirsty Holm. Imagine Gary Anthony.

Lifeskills Workshop Manager Kirsty Holm said: “We were looking for a project to work on and after hearing about the store opening, we asked Louise, the owner, if she would have a space. for us. She said yes, so we thought about what kind of artwork we could put together, and we decided to do something that would be universal for everyone, but also something that would go well together.

Based in Inverness, L’Arche Highland supports people with intellectual disabilities by running four group houses as well as a variety of workshops such as gardening and carpentry, among other services.

“The members are very involved in what’s going on at L’Arche,” says Holm.

“We’re very attached to saying ‘It’s not about doing for people, it’s about doing with people’, and for the adults here it’s very important that they are empowered to make their own choices and to have a say in what they do in what they create.

“It’s like a new start after we’ve all been apart for so long.”

Members of the L'Arche Highland workshop are preparing to show their work for the Postcard project at their next exhibition.
Members of the L’Arche Highland workshop are preparing to show their work for the Postcard project at their next exhibition.

The exhibition will run from Wednesday October 13 to October 18 and will be on display at One of Kind, the Louise Innes contemporary art boutique in Eastgate Center, with an open house on Thursday October 14 from 5pm.

Anyone interested in participating in the workshops can contact [email protected]


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