Centre puts art on show

Artist Tommy Anderson.
Artist Tommy Anderson.

A recovery centre has held an exhibition of artwork created by its service users to celebrate the benefits of taking part in the arts while recovering from an addiction.

The Northumberland Recovery Partnership (NRP) held the event at its centre in Blyth.

For the past six months people recovering from drug and alcohol addiction have been taking part in a series of workshops with professional artists at the facility.

The Recovery Art Project aims to guide, enable and encourage those accessing the centre to engage with a series of creative visual arts workshops delivered by artist Tommy Anderson.

Participants have explored photomontage, pop art illustration, collage, photography, typography and animation.

Tommy, who has been running the workshops, said: “The great thing for me is that after taking the workshops people have been wanting to continue making art in their own time.

“You don’t need lots of gear.

“The workshops have broken down the barriers of worrying about how people might judge their work and given them more confidence in what they are capable of.”