Barod are pleased to announce the first Mike Parry Art Award competition.

Mike was one of our colleagues who sadly passed away in January 2019. He was a gifted artist, but he was also a wonderful art teacher. He worked tirelessly with our service users to find their inner Picasso, Van Gogh or Pollock and to enable them to use Art as a way to making positive changes, increase their confidence and improve their health and wellbeing.

We have invited artists who have been in substance misuse services, past or present anywhere is Wales to enter the competition by submitting a piece of Art with the theme ‘What recovery means to me’.

We have received all types of art, from paintings and drawings to sculpture, photography and poetry. You can see all of the entries by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

There will be a prize for the winning entry and all entries will be part of an exhibition on 20th November in the Ebbw Vale Institute.

Artists entering competition please see the Terms and Conditions below for more information