Come and view this month’s art exhibition whilst enjoying a coffee or tea. All art is availabe to purchase and a percentage of proceeds goes towards The Hub.
Rowan Students, Creating Art, Improving Lives
Rowan is a vibrant and active part of the art community in Cambridge working with people with learning disabilities. We are based on Humberstone Road in Cambridge, and run a number of studios including wood, ceramics, print, textiles and mixed media. We now run regular music and performance workshops.
Rowan was set up in 1984 to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities through the provision of services and meaningful activities. This was against the background of change that, quite radically at the time, sought to move people out of institutions and into the community.
Very quickly art and crafts were identified as a way of enhancing the lives and providing opportunities for self-expression for this minority group. In order to provide studio space and a secure home for Rowan, the current premises in Humberstone Road was purchased in 1993.
Rowan is a charity with a strong social enterprise ethos, which seeks to enhance the sustainability and future of Rowan for its beneficiaries. We produce work for commissions and for sale at exhibitions and events.