Ceramic plaque by Montrose Stroke Club unveiled

A ceramic art work created by members of Montrose Stroke Group was unveiled at Montrose Bowling Club.

A ceramic art work created by members of Montrose Stroke Group was unveiled at Montrose Bowling Club.

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A ceramic art work created by members of the Montrose Stroke Group has been unveiled at Montrose Bowling Club.

The wall-mounted mosaic plaque was made as part of the stroke group’s ST/ART programme at the end of last year. ST/ART is an arts project for stroke and acquired brain injury participants across Tayside, which is run by Tayside Healthcare Arts Trust (THAT) in association with NHS Tayside.

Working with artist Fran Marquis and volunteer artist John Burness, the group worked together on the design of the mosaic. The group wanted to celebrate the link between themselves and the bowling club which has supported them, by letting them meet in the club, for many years.

The completed mosaic was presented to the bowling club committee, who have now installed the work in the club function room and bar.

Montrose Stroke Group treasurer Isabel Byers said: “We are so pleased to see our work up on the wall and our long-standing friendship with the bowling club properly acknowledged.

“Fran and John did a great job with the programme and encouraging us to create the plaque, and the committee of the bowling club have finished it off marvellously.”

Committee member of the bowling club Barry Melvin congratulated the group. He said: “It is great to have this on the wall and celebrate the relationship we have with the stroke group.”

ST/ART project co-ordinator Chris Kelly said: “Our work with stroke groups is very important for their confidence and sense of well being and is all the more valuable when we can produce a lasting celebration of their achievement that others can share as well.”