Uplifting Nature at Haddon Hall Care Home

Nature lifts our spirits – and those were the thoughts of High Peak Community Arts’ Project eARTh participants as they designed and made ceramic sculptures for Haddon Hall Care Home’s garden. Project eARTh is a BIG Lottery-funded arts and health project in which participants experiencing mental distress or other long term conditions work together with professional artists to create art works for their community. On this occasion, they had been asked to create art work for the residents, staff and visitors of Haddon Hall Care Home. The idea was to create something to ‘brighten up’ the garden even in the depths of winter, when not much other colour would be on show. With this in mind, participants worked with artist Elaine Lim-Newton to create ‘totem’ style ceramic sculptures. The resulting artworks were unveiled by the Mayor of the High Peak in a celebratory event on Monday 21stMay. Artists, residents and care staff were all delighted to see the new sculptures in the garden, a photographic display of the project itself whilst enjoying cake and refreshments on a lovely, sunny morning.