I have been awarded an artist grant for my continuing work around self-harm from Create Recovery, an organisation whose “vision is to inspire, support and connect creative people in recovery.” This artist grant will allow me to continue working on my commission from Science Gallery London, Threshold, looking at the addictive properties of self injury.
The work will go on show as part of the Science Gallery’s inaugural exhibition Hooked.
We believe that creativity enhances wellbeing and long-term abstinence from addiction. We support recovering addicts and those affected by addiction, to develop their creativity; either for therapeutic or professional/education purposes. We offer community workshops, mentoring and funding schemes.
Our experience tells us that developing a life beyond addiction can be particularly challenging in the early years after entering recovery or leaving treatment. Loneliness, boredom, and low self-esteem can be significant barriers to creating the life that we want. Create Recovery works to tackle these barriers by offering opportunities for creative development and the potential to be part of a supportive community of like-minded people.