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Our Latest Award Winners

In the last few months we have all been finding ways to stay mentally and physically healthy while adjusting to the pandemic. Like so many of you, we have been turning to the natural world and to the world of art. Both are well known to have a positive impact on our mental health. A walk in a local park or woods, or a cup of tea in the garden can help give us some space to breathe, reflect and recharge in times of a crisis. We humans have always been using creative activities such as painting, music, literature, dance etc, to process what is happening...

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Card of the Month - August: 'Look, no Hands!'

One of our most loved Dry Red Press artists is the wonderful Ian Bliss who sadly passed away earlier this year. Ian was a lovely person to work with, a devoted family man and a talented artist. As one of the first artists we published, Ian's popular greeting card range forms part of the 'core' of Dry Red Press. 'Look, no Hands' has for many years been one of our best selling cards.  Born in 1930, Ian studied at the Repton and Leicester College of Art from 1950 to 1955. Elected as a Member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours...

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Artspace Brighton

Earlier this year we came across Artspace Brighton, a small, Brighton based charity founded in 2013 by Abi Jones and Kit Man. When we learned about their work, assisting recovery by providing an art studio for adults with experience of mental health issues, we wanted to do something to support them. With the ongoing cuts in mental health care - as well as in arts funding - Artspace is providing a much needed service to its members.    Abi Jones and Kit Man, founders of Artspace Studio We booked in a meeting to learn more about the charity and to find out what kind of...

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