Journeys In Mind / Saturday 20th January 2018 - Saturday 3rd March 2018
This exhibition explores experiences of mental health and the mind from the perspective of designer-makers and how their personal journeys may shape the development of their works. This could be through events which they have personally encountered or through experiences of teaching, working or living with others effected. Exhibited designer-makers are invited to explore how they felt when making the works
exhibited, to give them the space to share their experiences and to begin to dispel the taboo nature of this subject.
This show will reveal the positives to come from people’s experiences as they grow and develop from what has happened in their lives. Craft will be shown to have empowered these makers at times of difficulty, offering meaning to their lives and benefits to their overall wellbeing.
Bluecoat Display Centre is a registered charity and has been running a series of outreach workshops with local mental health groups for the past few years. Talented local artists have been teaching group members different craft techniques, giving them both unique and illuminating experiences. The exhibition reinforces the fact that mental health is at the centre of our work.
Exhibited artists include Sue Gregor & Harriet Knight.
(Private view – Friday 19th January 2018 from 5.30 – 7.30pm.)
Curated by Gallery Officer, Frances Gill-Smith.
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