Dickinson is proud to announce its recent partnership with The Art Room charity
Founded in 2002, The Art Room is an organisation that helps 5-16 year-olds experiencing emotional and behavioural challenges, using art as a form of therapy. With eight art rooms at present in Oxfordshire, London and Edinburgh, the charity offers a unique methodology to boost the students’ self-esteem and confidence through art sessions complementing mainstream education and offers a safe and much-needed refuge.
“Dickinson have been amazing to The Art Room. The initial understanding of the work that we do to support children and young people facing challenges in their lives has been exemplary. They truly understand our ethos and share our belief that art is a transformative practice, enabling self-development by harnessing an individual’s creative power.”
– Susie Pickering, Communications, The Art Room
This September we held a workshop and lunch in the gallery for The Art Room students from Northolt High School, Ealing. Following a tour of our London gallery, we encouraged the students to create versions of their favourite paintings from amongst the various Old Master, Impressionist & Modern pictures on view. Providing the students with a new and exciting creative environment, the day also gave the Dickinson team a fresh perspective on the paintings that hang in the gallery.
“It was a great pleasure welcoming the talented Northolt students to the gallery and exhibiting their work alongside the original paintings. It has been a privilege to be a small part of the invaluable work The Art Room does, and we at Dickinson are immensely proud of this continued partnership.”
– Emma Ward, Managing Director, Dickinson
Following the workshop, the students’ work was professionally framed and hung alongside the original pictures in a special exhibition last month. Returning to the gallery to see their work at an evening reception, the students had the opportunity to explain their exhibited work to a number of the Patrons and Supporters of The Art Room, including artists Grayson Perry and Jenny Saville, as well as esteemed Museum Directors Nicholas Cullinan (The National Portrait Gallery) and Martin Roth (The Victoria & Albert Museum).