Sarah Bennett, Web of Ideas

Arts, Health & Wellbeing

Social Art Projects & Workshops

At ONCA we use art to explore and promote mental, emotional, social and physical health and wellbeing.

Arts, Health & Wellbeing at ONCA

In 2014-16 ONCA collaborated with the Michele Angelo Petrone (MAP) Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support, Wellcome Images and the Brighton Therapy Centre on two A Cancer Landscape exhibitions, and hosted a series of art workshops for people living with or affected by cancer. Subsequently, the MAP Foundation merged with ONCA and gifted us their collection of works by inspirational artist and MAP founder, the late Michele Angelo Petrone.

Since then, ONCA has expanded its mandate to take on MAP’s objective of using art to explore long-term illness and support wellbeing. Here are some of our most recent Art & Wellbeing projects, events and exhibitions that we have hosted and supported:

  • Maute Amongst Us – Callous Affection Residency
  • A 100 Mile Conversation
  • Subconscious Dwellings by Taylored Curiosities
  • HappyPlanet: DoodleFest

To see what Arts, Health & Wellbeing exhibitions and events we have coming up click the link below.

What’s On

Macmillan Workshops

With the support of Sussex Cancer Fund ONCA have been facilitating art sessions at Brighton’s Macmillan Horizon Centre for people affected by and living with cancer. Sessions consist largely of making art for art’s sake. The fun, creative workshops include activities such as screen printing, drawing as a form of communication and photography without cameras.

“I loved being able to be totally absorbed in what I was making, respite from challenging times, and Ellie made it really easy to join in, have a go, great facilitation.” – Hilary (participant)

To find out more about ONCA Art, Health and Wellbeing workshops please email ellie@onca.org.uk. To see what Macmillan and events we have coming up click the link below.

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Emerge – BSUH NHS Trust

ONCA is delighted to have been selected to deliver ‘Emerge’, a creative wellbeing project for staff affected by the transition into the new 3Ts buildings at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. Over the next 3 years, ONCA , lead artist Sarah Bennett and other creative practitioners will develop activities for – and in dialogue with – hospital staff, to support wellbeing in this time of change.

Our work for the programme will aim to alleviate any stress and uncertainty which maybe caused by the hospital move. To find out more about the project click the link below.

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Get In Touch

To find out more about our Art, Health & Wellbeing programme please email us at info@onca.org.uk