October 11, 2019
Dr Aruna Mene, a retired hospital Consultant Histopathologist and artist, has been volunteering her time to work with young people at The Ferns Primary Academy. She has focused on producing fabric collages inspired by local landscape, showing the children a range of techniques and methods using a variety of recycled textiles and fabric waste. Dr Mene has completed three projects and will continue to work with the academy, with the intention of inspiring the children and raising the profile of art and the importance of creativity. The academy is extremely privileged to have Dr Mene as their resident artist and the children have thoroughly enjoyed their sessions with her.
Dr Mene was most recently awarded a certificate of highly commended in the category of art, film and media as an inspirational woman in the North West, and she has recently showcased her art in a solo exhibition in London. All profits from the sale of her collages and craft work are donated to various charities in the UK and India, including Bolton Hospice and the Leprosy treatment and rehabilitation centre in India – Anandwan.