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Making tiles for heritage wall mural

Trinity Triangle mural: soon to be on display

People attending Arts on Prescription creative sessions have been working on a mural inspired by the lives and places within the Trinity Triangle. On 13 June, the mural will go on display at Hastings library. HOT’s Zelly Restorick met up with Tara Reddy, co-founder of Arts on Prescription to find out more.

Emily Johns supporting a participant with printing

The mural has been thoroughly researched at Hastings library, by reading Steve Peake’s book, The America Ground, as well as the MSL project, Our Past, Our Future, which focused on the people and places of the America Ground, of which Trinity Triangle is a part. The workshops have been led by professional artists, Emily Johns, Emma Harding, Caroline Hughes and Tara Reddy. Participants have created their own ceramic tiles celebrating the lives and places within the Trinity Triangle.

Designs for Trinity Triangle project

“The enthusiasm and friendliness of group leaders is infectious.”

“I have met new people and made important life changes.”

“I became ill and consequently got diagnosed with ME. I became housebound. Arts on Prescription is a lifesaver for me.”

“It’s a great service and I am fully behind it.” GP at Warrior Square

Trinity Triangle tile project

On this project, Arts on Prescription worked with people who have experienced isolation, anxiety, depression, challenges accessing the local community — all issues which impact on people’s mental health. Some participants have gone on to become peer led volunteers, and two people have gone on to further education: one person has gone to college to study Level 2 Art and Design and another has gone to university to study graphic design.

AOP tile project

The mural will be temporarily displayed in the library, before finding a final display space within the Trinity Triangle. Arts on Prescription are awaiting final permissions from the Council before they can confirm where this space will be.


This project was funded by Historic England and Sussex Community Fund.

Emily Johns, one of the AOP professional artists

Arts on Prescription is a volunteer-led organisation, providing fully inclusive, funded creative workshops in East Sussex ‘to residents with issues impacting on their mental health, referred by GPs, support teams or self referrals’. They offer online and physical space sessions.

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Posted 12:58 Thursday, Jun 2, 2022 In: Community Arts

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