About The Competition The Judges Artwork Poetry Thanks

Art Plays a pivotal role in improving the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals through creating opportunities and environments that empower people to recover. The art groups that run across Leeds to support, engage, rehabilitate and inspire clients have produced some amazing work. The art of recovery was initiated to showcase this work.

The art of recovery showcase and competition IS open to clients in the criminal justice system and those who are in recovery, or working towards recovery who are clients of Leeds Services.

The exhibition is open to the public, professionals and families and friends of all the entrants.

The Judges
Miss Melodie
I was very pleased to be asked to be a judge for The Art of Recovery event. I found the experience very inspiring and the quality of the work submitted was absolutely fantastic, some real talented Artists!
Sarah Thornton
I was really blown away with the quality and the depth of work I got to see and hear at the Art of Recovery. Hats off to all who were involved, it was a truly inspiring day that has stayed with me.
Mat Dale
Being a judge for the Art of Recovery 2014 competition was both a privilege and a pleasure.
Ashley Jackson
I wish to encourage everyone to have a go at painting or drawing. It doesn't matter what you believe your ability to be, just give it a go.
Featured Artwork
Ian Gill
Christine Maddinson
Barry Fox
Kelly Boyle
Steven Ellis
Kim Birch
Poetry Extracts
No-one speaks, in the street; cold as concrete;
gloomy as guilt.
Middle class; aloof, drunk lads; uncouth;
intoxicate; ad nauseam.
Joe Nodus
Flowers you cultivate and prize
but you're the fairest in my eyes,
Your merit sheds a rich perfume
Which adds 'unto your gorgeous
bloom,
'Tis you I wish to claim as mine
And take you for my valentine
Mark Shaw
In reception you see all walks of life
Weather clients, visitors or staff
Being on reception is a challenge and a buzz
This is life in Probation.
Francesca Curland
We Would Like To Thank
Get In Touch

Helen Hunter-Thompson

0113 3945 400

helen.thompson@cri.org.uk