RHS Wisley Gardens Partnership Commission

RHS Wisley Gardens Partnership Commission

The 2023 RHS Wisley Gardens Partnership Commission has been awarded to Sandra Priseman.

This project is part of the Here We Are programme, made possible thanks to funding from Arts Council England.

About The Commission

We are excited about this commission, as we support an artist residency hosted by our wonderful partners at RHS Wisley Gardens.

Our commissions aim to help artists foster connections with cultural partners across the county of Surrey as well as offer them a bursary and some dedicated studio time.

The 2023 commission awardee is Sandra Priseman.

You can find out more about Sandra’s creative practice, and what her plans are for her residency over at her first blog post for DAiSY.

Sandra Priseman

The focus of my residency is ‘The Healing Aspect of Nature in Relation to Mental Health Disorders’. I am very much looking forward to the beautiful environment of Wisely inspiring my creative writing and artwork.

Commission Artist:

Sandra Priseman

My name is Sandra Priseman I have a complex mental health disorder. I am about to celebrate my 60th birthday and would like my creative writing residency at Wisely to reflect the part nature has played towards healing in my mental health journey.

I attend Creative Response, a safe space for wellbeing focusing on art as a medium for recovery. I am also one of the founder members of a writing group component of Creative Response.

About RHS Wisley Gardens

Wisley is the flagship garden of the RHS and one of the UK’s most visited and best-loved gardens, attracting around one million visitors each year. Some 75 garden staff, 25 students, four apprentices and 100 volunteers help make a day at Wisley an amazing experience for our visitors.

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