Public Image Arts
Public artist Amanda Jane Earley
Dignity in Mental Health Mary Seacole House Liverpool UK.
I am Amanda Jane Earley, a North West UK Public Artist, designing creative workshops, for a full range of community groups.
Public Image Arts offers a full range of specialised artistic workshops designed and tailored, targeting individual groups focusing on the hard to reach sectors of the community specifically working within the health sector and structuring the workshops around there individual needs and are set up to encourage, explore and build confidence, and most importantly... to have fun whilst learning.
Amanda Jane Earley is the manager of Public Image Arts and has a degree in Public Art, from the 'Chelsea School of Art' , with over twenty years experience in leading, Teaching and designing workshops in the care Industry such as hospitals, care homes, schools, Prisons and probation centres, working with dementia, Alzheimer’s,brain Injuries, mental health, dyslexia, and working with community cohesion.
We also offer decorative art for therapy in institutions, using a method called “Mind Mapping” using visual settings, songs, poems, language and other themes, that are painted onto the walls to enhance environment and stimulate memory patterns.
In order to work with any given particular group of residents or clients, I feel it is important to work as a collective group in the thought and design process, and collaborate with the artist to make the finished work a joint venture.
In the many places I have travelled over the world, I have always been drawn to tributes made by loved ones to celebrate and remember those that have passed, or to make a homage to cherished icons who we feel close to.
You can find them in the most unexpected places such as mini chapels on the roadside of Greece where you can sit and light a candle.
Stone cairns for those marking a pivotal point on a journey in remote spots.
Day of the dead in Mexico, and there wonderful celebration of the dead, with the colourful religious shrines.
Most countries in the world have a belief system, where they celebrate and worship in special places, where we can gather our personal thoughts which give us a sense of calmness and peace.
Liverpool Waves of Hope Project, helps the most vulnerable adults with complex needs find stability through positive events, housing support, and wellbeing management.
My workshop was designed to make a mini portable mosaic shrines structured to the individual's unique belief system, to bring serenity and tranquillity in the home. A choice was left wide open for design.