Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail

The Community Lives service based at Boyn Grove, Maidenhead, will be hosting an exhibition of arts and crafts created by people with a learning disability as part of the Cookham and Maidenhead Arts Trail (CAMAT) on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September.

On display in the gardens will be paintings, murals and sculptures including Mfalme, a life-size sculpted lion made from locally sourced natural materials. Mfalme was the centrepiece for King Charles’ Coronation earlier this year and resided for a time at Windsor Yards for residents and tourists to see and admire. The lion was built by artist in residence Jo Werrett especially for the Coronation and customers of the Community Lives services, of all abilities, contributed to bringing him to life.

The lion has since returned to the gardens at Boyn Grove in Maidenhead to become a bug hotel and is incorporated into a collection of sculptures, these include; a Maori Totem Pole and other nature themed works.

The display showcases the wide range of talents that people with disabilities have, using a variety of different media to create unique pieces of art.

The garden at Boyn Grove will be open for public viewing between 10am – 2pm both days and the Fashion Café, run by the Supported Employment Service, will also be open for refreshments.

We are looking forward to sharing some of our amazing artists’ work with you and developing links with a wider audience.

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