“Magic at The Beehive” print exhibition

A colourful and exciting exhibition by Magic Carpet’s Honiton Day Project participants opens on the 7th October at the Beehive and will run until the 31st October.

Magic Carpet’s Honiton project has been running since 2002 and previously our participants have exhibited in Honiton Library and the Gloss Gallery in Exeter, we held pantomimes’ at the now closed British Legion and sang in Honiton Church at Christmas. Each week the group meet for two full days and paint, draw, write, sing, act, make and meet friends and have a good time. The work for this exhibition has been completed over several months using the medium of printmaking.

Claire Taylor, the creative arts lead for the exhibition, commented:
“The members of this friendly, enthusiastic and creative local group have enjoyed the magic and surprise of pulling a print from a plate and experimenting with colour, pattern and shape. Within the group my colleague Fran Fleming and I work together to create an environment in which all our participants can gain confidence in knowing their work is valid. Art should always have an element of playfulness and that comes from experimenting with materials and having fun with ideas.”

Magic Carpet is one of Devon’s leading arts for health charities. Established in 1981 and working primarily with people with mental health issues, learning disabilities, carers and other vulnerable groups. All work is run by trained, practising artists and specialists and seeks to enhance the work of other arts, health and social care providers and have a long term impact on participants’ lives through the continuity and quality of provision.