Local Art Show 2020: Magic Carpet
6 March 2020
Magic Carpet is one of three groups competing in the Exeter Living Local Art Show 2020. Voting is organised by Exeter Living and the winner will exhibit in RAMM’s gallery 22 from 20 May to 17 June. Magic Carpet is competing with Double Elephant Print Workshop and Topsham Art Group.
Voting runs from 6 March to 3 April. To vote, please email [email protected] and put the name of the group you would like to win in the subject line.
Magic Carpet in their own words
Magic Carpet is a charity which has been running in Exeter and East Devon for nearly 40 years. As a charity, we passionately believe that everyone should have access to the arts in order to enrich their lives. We should win this competition in order to showcase the work of our participants, whose diverse lives are often restricted by health or social circumstances.
In these changing times, we feel that the arts have an important role to play, both in expression and as an alternative to traditional health care. We work with communities united by ability, geography and circumstances, including people with learning disabilities and mental health conditions. We also work with those using services at Hospiscare, Haldon Eating Disorder Unit and a charity called Living with Aphasia. Participants in these groups could be you or me. The sessions are therapeutic but they also provide a new way for people to express themselves.
This exhibition would give all of our participants an opportunity to see themselves as valued artists.
We want the wider population of Exeter to see and understand what we do. This opportunity will enable people to gain a greater awareness of how the arts can benefit health.