Prints with Parkinson’s


A unique and bold exhibition of prints created by people living with Parkinson’s disease went on display in Arbroath recently.

Family, friends and staff had the opportunity to see unique and bold prints created using tabletop screen printing and mono printing techniques in St Andrew’s Parish Church.

The creative art programme was delivered by Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT) as part of their Long Term Conditions Creative Engagement Project which is supported by Creative Scotland and NHS Tayside.

Lead artist Jude Gove and volunteer artist Fiona McCubbin have been working with the group over the past two months encouraging each participant to produce a collection of works, which are unique to each person.

Jude said: “This process of working with table top screen printing can be a tricky process however the group really got to grips with the technique and created some lovely results.

“They have come a long way from the first introduction to mono print and it has been tremendous to have been able to share these skills with the group and to see them grow in confidence and ability.”

THAT project development officer Karine Neill said: “The participants have been very encouraging of each other and now realise a bit about the print making process and they have become much more confident in their achievements.”

THAT promotes the therapeutic value of arts-based programmes to enhance quality of life, to promote social inclusion and to empower the individual to make an important contribution to their health and well being. It encourages people to explore their creativity and recognise their talents. For further information on THAT please contact Karine Neill on 01382 835509 or email