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Camberley care home residents celebrate Jackson Pollock’s birthday

Camberley care home residents celebrate Jackson Pollock's birthday
Written by Noah Roy

A resident at Barchester’s Corrina Lodge celebrating care home in Camberley abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock

Submitted by Barchester Healthcare

Residents and staff at a care home in Camberley, Surrey celebrated the birthday of expressionist painter Jackson Pollock last week.

The celebration at Barchester’s Corrina Lodge care home in Camberley took place on Friday, January 28 when staff and residents spent the day learning about Jackson Pollock’s style of painting, looking at pictures of his art and discussing what the images meant to them.

Then the real fun began as the residents and staff tried to recreate some of the artworks whilst adding their own creative flair into the mix.

Dumitru Varzaru, general manager at Corrina Lodge, said: “We had a fascinating day finding out all about Jackson Pollock and his very particular style of painting.

“Many of our residents love to paint but not quite like this.

“We had some great debates about what everyone thought about this type of art and it is clearly not to everyone’s taste but we all had good fun trying out his techniques, it was very liberating.”

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Jackson Pollock was born in 1912 and is most famous for his distinctive style of dripping, pouring and spraying paint to create his distinctive paintings.

One resident said: “Oh my goodness, we have all laughed so much today.

“I have got paint all over myself and everyone else too. I don’t think any of our art will fetch £2 million like a Jackson Pollock original, but it was really good fun.”

Corrina Lodge is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers.


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