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Power of art helps survivors of abuse

Posted onPosted on 14th Mar

A charity that supports the victims of domestic abuse hosted its first art exhibition at its new offices.

When Words Are Not Enough was hosted by NIDAS, giving a platform for survivors to speak out about their experiences and stories through the power of art.

It was co-ordinated by the charity’s art therapist, Hatty Pocock, at its Ransom Wood Business Park base.

The charity said: “We say a huge thank you to the artists who bravely shared their artwork as they expressed their thoughts and feelings in various forms for all to see.

“We were all overwhelmed by the amount of survivors who wanted to take part in the exhibition to share their feelings and tell their stories.”

Along with survivors’ artwork, there was also a large art installation by DEAF-initley Women, which was created during an art therapy workshop run by Hatty.

The workshop encouraged individuals to express themselves and be liberated from the stigma that can be associated with deafness.

There were a patchwork quilt and cushions created by Michelle Wightman as a tribute to women who lost their lives to domestic abuse. The quilt on display was the second of two made, which contained more than 7,000 names.