First art exhibition for people with disabilities.

HAD artist with Mayor Cllr Deon Burton.

Havering Association for People with Disabilities (H.A.D) Art Group showcased their creative talents with their first exhibition open day at the Queen’s Theatre yesterday.

There was plenty of fine artwork on display from a wide variety of abilities. The exhibition was attended by the Mayor of Havering Councillor Michael Deon Burton and Councillor Stephanie Nunn, alongside family and friends of the artists. The free exhibition runs until Friday 13th September 2019 for all to see.

The art group is led by a volunteer who is extremely talented and supportive, and the attendees create a wide range of pictures and art work.  The staff are always proud of the artwork produced by the members and often share pieces on social media.

Councillor Stephanie Nunn told the Havering Daily, ‘I was invited as I am one of two representatives from Havering Council for HAD and I love to support the group.

HAD has waited almost two years to get the exhibition going and it is there for 2 weeks. First of all the group visited the art gallery at the Guildhall, then started an art class which is now led by a member of HAD, Stephen O’Neill.

Two of the HAD artists

The aim is to get members to try art in different forms, many enjoy colouring and it is a progression Painting on different materials such as tiles and glass as well as paper The class is on Wednesday mornings from 10-12 and is very popular The exhibition had a great variety of styles and everyone is encouraged to join in.’

The art and craft sessions are held weekly on Wednesdays 10 am to 12noon. For more information please check out our website for details on this and our other services we provide.  or phone 01708 476554.

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