Work has taken place to create a unique sculptural mosaic at Fieldhead in Wakefield. The project involved service users who experience acute and enduring mental health problems, or have a learning disability, and are residents at the Newhaven Unit or Bretton Centre on the Fieldhead site.
This ambitious project reflects the aspirations and unique perspectives of the individuals participating and culminated in a specially designed sculpture for the Fieldhead site; a large mental health and learning disability facility on Ouchthorpe Lane.
Throughout the project, the Trust worked alongside award-winning mosaic artist/sculptor Amanda Wray supported by AiM (Artists in Mind) and the project also received funding from the Arts Council.
Service users took part in weekly sessions which involved making large wooden profiles of their faces, practising mosaic skills, assisting with the design for the main piece and helping make pieces for the final piece, which the sculptor Amanda then constructed. The sculpture provides a legacy for future service users, staff and the public to enjoy.
The progress of Amanda’s work can be viewed on her blog.