Henshaws Society for Blind People was invited by John Lewis to produce artwork to be displayed on the Community Art Wall in their Trafford Centre store to celebrate the 150th year of the retail outlet.
Artwork was produced by individual service users and groups at Henshaws who all have a visual impairment or a disability. The Parent & Toddler group created a finger-painting of a fish and Kimberley Burrows, a service user in Manchester, created a composition of her ‘favourite things about John Lewis’.
Art Makers from Henshaws Arts & Crafts Cen
tre in Knaresborough produced three pieces of colourful artwork, which followed a nature theme that included a butterfly, a vase of flowers and a print of the inside of a cabbage. And the Arts & Crafts group in Manchester created a tactile cupcake collage, which was even sprinkled with hundreds and thousands!
Glen Lockett, Head of Fundraising said: “We were thrilled to be asked by John Lewis to get involved with their Community Art Wall. We have such talented service users here that it is great to show off the artwork they can produce.”
The artwork will be displayed in the Place to Eat restaurant at John Lewis, Trafford Centre until July 21 2014.
See below a gallery of images taken of some of the service users with their artwork.