Lisa Buttery – Artist in Residence

Hi, I’m a young person and I’ve been volunteering with Boingboing for over 4 years and I have recently been employed by Boingboing. I’ve helped to produce various resources including – The ‘Mental health and the Resilient Therapy toolkit’ and the ‘Visual arts practice for resilience: A guide for working with young people with complex needs’. I also provided some illustrations for the ‘Kinship Carers’ resource: Using resilience ideas in practice’ guide. Artistic Co-curator of the Resilience House for the Connected Communities Showcase event in Cardiff in June/July 2014 was also a busy role that fell to me.

I originally became involved with Boingboing through Experience in Mind (an organisation that delivered training and produced resources to raise awareness of mental health issues in young people). Through Boingboing I have been involved in a number of videos and have given many presentations at various events from a conference in a massive lecture theatre at the University of Brighton to a meeting room at Newport Mind in Cardiff.

My artwork is an important way of coping with my mental health issues and I have designed illustrations for resources, posters, cushion covers and cards. I am really enjoying my role as an artist in residence for Boingboing. It should provide some more creative opportunities down the line.

To view some of Lisa’s artwork, please see here (external link).