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Making Memories

Borough Care is proud to be working alongside Cheadle Hulme High School, Care UK and Pure Art Studio in Stockport on a ground-breaking intergenerational art project.

Using the medium of photography, students and care home residents have worked together to create an art exhibition based around the theme of “memory”.

The artwork is being exhibited at Vernon Park Gallery (underneath the café) from June 15 to June 25. It is free to enter and open to all members of the public.

The exhibition features work from residents including, Margaret Ashley and Sheila Lloyd from Cawood House and Frances Berriff from Bryn Haven. Together, with students from Cheadle Hulme High School, they discussed questions such as: What is your earliest memory?​ Do you have a favourite memory?​ Which memory makes you smile?​ Which memory still makes you laugh?​ The answers were then transformed into visual form using photography.

All those involved in the project came together at Vernon Park Gallery on 17 June to display their artwork in front of family and friends and to celebrate their achievements. The event was a huge success, our residents were thrilled to be presenting their work, as well as reuniting with the students and organisations that helped them create it.

Edward Coverley, Activity Lifestyle Facilitator at Borough Care, says: “Our residents really enjoyed engaging with the young people and being actively involved in the digital photography project.  They got to experience new things and formed close bonds with the students they worked with. Intergenerational relationships help enrich the lives of older and younger people alike and participating in the project had many benefits for our residents, including bringing back lots of happy memories.”

If you didn’t get a chance to view the artwork at this event, then please pop into Cawood House and Bryn Haven on Care Home Open Day on Friday 28 June, where the photographs will be exhibited.

Congratulations to our artists for stepping out of their comfort zone, trying something new and producing such incredible work.