2019 Story stick Project
The Native North American people used the ‘talking stick’ to sort out any problems with each other or with different tribes. It was used as a mark of respect as whoever held the stick could not be interrupted. Aboriginal tribes used ‘message sticks’ before language, to convey information and transmit messages through marks and designs.
Garage Art Group, a Community based charity, are developing their own story sticks involving the wider community, eventually creating an art work that will be one installation symbolising unity and togetherness.
The project involves collecting found objects in nature and personal objects to create unique story sticks. We are involving our adult mental health, learning disability, general public, Malvern and childrens’ groups along with the community of Evesham. Through the social inclusion of everyone we aim to break down stigma.
We have already created story sticks in the community at places such as Badsey Flower Show, Evesham Carnival, local groups and our World Mental Health Celebration. We aim to continue our project by involving children in local schools.
We will finally hold an event, ‘Picnic in the Park’, to celebrate all the Community’s work. The story sticks will be combined and displayed in a spiral as one art installation outdoors, symbolically representing the Community as one!
2019 Congratulations to our CEO, Pam, winner of the Inclusive Award, Judges Choice at the Pride of Malvern Hills Community Awards.
2019 Worcester News
2019 Stand at Life Beyond School event at the Vale of Evesham School
2019 Workshops and stand at 'Living Well' event, organised by Abbey Medical Practice, at Evesham Town Hall
2018 Evesham Journal
Garage Art Kids make lanterns for and take part in Evesham's Lantern Parade
2018 Workshops for Wychavon Enlighten project shown at Evesham Library Enlighten exhibition
2018 Worcestershire County Council's video with Rachel Barret, a student from our Malvern Group.
2018 The Evesham Observer and Evesham Journal
2018 World Mental Health Day event
Poster kindly created by Rosemary Frith
2018 A big thank you to our work experience student, Jess, for creating our newsletter.
2018 Stand at the Evesham College Life After College event
2018 Art workshops at The Valley and The Almonry for the Wychavon District Council Enlighten project
2018 Permanent information stand at Evesham Volunteer Centre's Riverside Shopping Centre 'one stop volunteering shop'.
2018 Cllr Richard Jones and Penny Jones, Mayor and Mayoress of Evesham visit our Evesham studio
2018 Art activity and information stand at #Love Evesham, Town Plan celebration event
2018 Evesham Journal, Rotary Club's Tree of Life presentation evening
2018 Stand at The Vale of Evesham School
2018 Get Creative Festival
2017 Art sessions as part of Wychavon Wellbeing Week
2017 Art and craft sessions in collaboration with Sight Concern for adults with Sight Impairment.
2016 Vale Magazine article
2015 Nigel Huddleston MP visits our Evesham studio
2015 Sarah Dugan, NHS Chief Executive of Mental Health, visits our Evesham studio
2016 Congratulations to Carol Hallam, winner of NHS Christmas card competition
2016 Wychavon Ageing Well 55+ stand Evesham Town Hall
2015 Congratuations to our CEO, Pam White, for being nominated for the Wychavon Community Recognition's Enabling Healthy Lives Award.