Over the Rainbow

According to Eva Cassidy, somewhere, over the rainbow, the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.

3Dstag by Aida
3Dstag by Aida

Let’s hope that’s the case for charity Reclaim, which has had a rather nightmarish couple of months.

Hey You! by Petro
Hey You! by Petro

Reclaim, which provides work within the recycling industry for adults with learning difficulties, was the victim of a huge fire that destroyed its premises.

This meant that the 25 service users who usually meet on site everyday to sort and recycle plastic and learn life-skills have lost their work place and activity centre, which was used to hold socials and meetings.

Unleashed by Florence Blanchard
Unleashed by Florence Blanchard

To raise funds for the site’s regenerations, the charity is organising an exhibition and silent auction, entitled Over The Rainbow. All profits will go to the charity.

Get Carter Car Park  Jonathan Wilkinson
Get Carter Car Park Jonathan Wilkinson

Seven international artists have donated works for the occasion, and the exhibition will include artworks specially created by Reclaim service users.

Cloud Diving by Florence Blanchard
Cloud Diving by Florence Blanchard

Among the artists participating in the show are Kid Acne, Ana Castillo, Jonathan Wilkinson and Florence Blanchard , who is also creating some bright on-site paintings at Reclaim.

Reclaim on site paintings by Florence Blanchard.
Reclaim on site paintings by Florence Blanchard.

We love this vibrant zebra image, by Aida:

Zevra by Aida
Zevra by Aida

And the slightly darker, yet rather charming ‘Stabby Woman’, courtesy of Kid Acne:

Kid Acne, Stabby Women
Kid Acne, Stabby Women

 Over The Rainbow runs from 28-29 September at B&B gallery, 95B Mary Street, Sheffield, S1

Over The Rinbow Flyer
Over The Rinbow Flyer

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