Members of the Honiton Memory Café taking part in the workshop

Ottery-based artist Phil Creek led the workshop introducing those living with Dementia and their carers to South African art.

Members of Honiton’s Memory café have enjoyed an African art workshop organised by Thelma Hulbert Gallery.

They recreated art from the Ndebele tribe who are well known for their use of black lines with playful colours and patterns.

I am delighted by how many came to this workshop on my return visit to the Memory Café.

commented  Phil Creek.

The participants have all created wonderful pieces and I was pleased that the African art proved so popular with everyone. I have been to South Africa several times and brought the resources back with me. It made an interesting  contrast to my last workshop studying local art.

Heather Penwarden, Chairman of Honiton Memory Café, who joined in the workshop commented,

I have never seen the group so engrossed in an activity. Within minutes everyone had their head down! We liked the fact that everyone created their individual piece which then formed a final group piece too.

It was one of the best activities we have ever had at the Memory Café and there was so much positive feedback from everyone afterwards.

Honiton Memory Café meets at the Methodist Chapel Hall, Honiton on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month from 2 to 4pm. Everyone is welcome.