There is a drugs rehabilitation scheme based on the Wirral called Arch Initiatives and they run an arts and crafts social enterprise scheme entitled Creative Initiatives. This is for people who have overcome problems with substance misuse and are aiming to move back to work or further education.
The project, funded by the European Social Fund, gives its members hands on experience of running a small business coupled with training opportunities in a supported environment.
Because of the nature of the scheme the artists are anonymous, there is a lot here and some of it very bright and colourful. Ranging from large and small canvases, several light boxes, batiks, mosaics to a cabinet full of various ceramics.
Normally we’d say ‘reasonably priced’ but actually these are downright cheap! Do take a look.
Runs at the Liverpool Academy of Arts until Friday October 7th 2005.