An art exhibition to mark the formation of ‘The Shinewater Collective’ is open to the public free of charge from 7-20 June during weekdays at Shinewater Court – our service in Eastbourne. The group is made up of service users from Shinewater Court who have been focusing on developing their painting styles over the past two years with the help of Fenya Sharkey and volunteers from Compass Community Arts - an Eastbourne-based charity that works to provide high-quality creative projects to enrich lives and our local culture.

Shinewater Court is a residential purpose-built centre, providing accommodation and support for adults with complex physical disabilities. It forms part of the nationwide network of support services provided by The Disabilities Trust.

Fenya Sharkey said: “The artists each have their unique style and their wish is that this exhibition is first of many in which Shinewater Court and Compass can join together under the name ‘The Shinewater Collective’.”

Andy, one of the artists said: “My intention is to bring a bolder 3D effect into my work. I’m looking at spraying the canvas black, by painting a shadow and the sand."

A recent visitor to the exhibition wrote a comment in the visitor’s book: ‘Clear talent from everyone involved. If I could produce art work like this I would pack up work! Well done to all.’

For enquiries to visit the art exhibition please call Anita on 01323 769196.

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