by Jade Stuart
We are proud to show off our new 2023-year calendar! This year’s high quality wall calendar features 12 charming exclusive illustrations from the talented service users from the Good Shepherd’s art and photography group.
The new calendar has art ranging from intricate charcoal work to unique photography. With national holidays pre-marked to make your life easier, this calendar is a useful and beautiful addition to your home.
The A4 calendar is printed on thick, glossed paper. With bold coloured backgrounds and thought-provoking quotes on each page, the unique art pops from the pages, brightening any room.
The artists whose work features in this calendar are people who have experienced the harsh reality of homelessness or battled isolation due to their mental health. However, they are not defined by their experiences and have used their art to create something positive.
Kate Penman, Key Worker with the Good Shepherd who helps oversee the art group, says: “What we have learnt from running the groups, is that it is great to create art but it feels even greater to be able to share that artwork, whether it be in exhibitions, films or in print.
“Our most recent project has been our first Good Shepherd calendar, featuring artwork created by our service users.
“What is most striking is the variety of work that has been created and the high standard.
“I love it when the group sees their work framed in an exhibition or featured in a film – it looks professional and it’s their talent reaching a far wider audience.
“The calendar is no exception, and the group is delighted with the final product and the fact that their art is helping to raise funds for the Good Shepherd.”
All money made from our calendars goes back into enabling the Good Shepherd’s service users to explore their artistic talents.
The calendars cost £5, available from the Good Shepherd directly. To have one posted is an additional £1.65 to cover postage. If you are interested in having one posted please email [email protected] and we can sort payment and arrange distribution.