Using funding from Awards for All, TCA Angus delivered a Graffiti Project in our Arbroath premises. This involved the idea of creating and displaying art work that will help the new Arbroath office represent the voice of our service users.
To do this we invited three TCA groups to design their own pieces of work to be showcased within our board room.
This project, supported by Graffiti Artist Ian Tayac, has provided service users the opportunity to express themselves and their experiences through art.
Canvas 1: Social Media Group
These young women are third year pupils at Arbroath Academy who were involved in a social media group run by TCA. They were asked to consider what they thought about when we said the phrase ‘Social Media’.
Their canvas represents their experiences of social media and how it plays a major role in their lives.
Canvas 2: TCA Angus Men’s Support Group
These young men are aged 18-25 years who have come in to TCA through the Mentoring for Men service which is delivered in partnership with the Angus Criminal Justice Service.
They were brought together and asked to consider what came to their mind when they thought about alcohol. From there, they designed their canvas to represent a bottle of Buckfast, pouring out what they described as the consequences and impact of alcohol.
Canvas 3: The Glen Isla Project
The women involved in this group work with the Glen Isla Project, which sits within the TCA Angus premises. The project is delivered in joint partnership with Angus Criminal Justice Service, NHS and TCA.
The third canvas is currently in the process of being designed. On completion of the third canvas, TCA Angus plan to hold an open day to showcase the canvases.
We will invite all the individuals who have helped design and make the canvases as well as local services/schools and community members and use this as an opportunity to advertise TCA services.