Art show celebrates diversity

Painting by Chantelle Bellinger, from the Nexus art group, Surrey.

Painting by Chantelle Bellinger, from the Nexus art group, Surrey.

The graceful depiction of birds, above, is among the art works on display in a new exhibition celebrating diversity.

I’m sharing some of the pieces here because I was taken by the broad range of subjects and contrasting styles of the artists. Most of the pieces are inspired by nature and natural landscapes.

The paintings were created by participants in the Nexus project, run by care organisation Surrey Choices, and are being exhibited at the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery until March 1 (entry is free). Nexus provides specialist support and activities for adults with physical disabilities and mild learning disabilities.

Work by Bryan Aldridge

Work by Bryan Aldridge

By Chantelle Bellinger

By Chantelle Bellinger

Painting by Marc Leosing

Painting by Marc Leosing

Artwork by Michael Somers

Artwork by Michael Somers

By Terry Prosser

By Terry Prosser

For information, see the gallery website.

About Saba Salman

Saba Salman is a social affairs journalist and commissioning editor who writes regularly for The Guardian. Saba is a trustee of the charity Sibs, which supports siblings of disabled children and adults, and an RSA fellow. She is a former Evening Standard local government and social affairs correspondent.
This entry was posted in Disability, Music & arts, Social care, Uncategorized, Wellbeing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *