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My residency is in Pack horse centre called Create Space Support to recovery www.s2r.org.uk. They have a different artist in residency every month (except I stayed for nearly two months) They run a lot of art workshops that may be beneficial for positive mental health.

An article in the Huddersfield Examiner refers to Pauline's work: read it here.

Below is a piece which was written about me:

Pauline Gill is our next "Artist in Residence" a scheme made possible through support from Creative Minds which is part of http://www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/quality-innovation/creative-minds/

I first met Pauline when she visited the Packhorse Gallery, she was there as shopper, looking at the work of other local artists, who have already taken the plunge by displaying their work to sell

I engaged Pauline in conversation, she was very modest in her descriptions of her work - I really had no idea of exactly what to expect but I realised she would be a great person to have in our Create Space area, as she was friendly, approachable and knowledgeable with a charming, reassuring manner

We put plans in place for Pauline to take the months of January and February as our Artist in Residence and I met her in the loading bay one Monday morning, to help her bring her work in - I had to laugh and question her, where she stored all this work? as she stated this was her first real opportunity to exhibit, she told me her cellar was the perfect place, as she continued to unload tree roots, feathers, branches and bags of dried root vegetables - my mind was boggling but in a great way

I'm delighted to say that my instincts were right and Pauline's exhibition is fast becoming the talk of the town, it's hard not to stop and take a look as you pass, I'm not sure Huddersfield has seen anything like this before and we are all hopeful that this will be a step forward for Pauline's goal of a travelling exhibition

Thank you Pauline for choosing to visit the Packhorse Gallery in Huddersfield and for finding the time to chat with me that day, the Create Space exhibitions just seem to get better and better and and are the perfect opportunity to talk to people about creativity and how important it is to our wellbeing

Watch out for our next Artist in Residence, Petra Evison who will be exhibiting and working in Create Space throughout March