Outside In will once again be collaborating with The Wellbeing Gallery, based at the Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre, for Artist Open Houses this May. This year, the exhibiting artists are exploring the theme ‘Who are you?’
Work in the show includes Luc Raesmith’s collage and assemblage pieces and paintings by Yap, Stephen Hawthorne and Stephen Humphreys. There will also be a film from Finding Your Compass; a project exploring a creative road to management and recovery from mental health conditions.
'Who Are You?' looks at how a diverse range of artists engage with the story of oneself through a variety of mediums. Within the exhibition you will be able to make your own self-portrait that will form an expanding gallery of portraits as the festival progresses. In addition there will be workshops run by artists in the show that you can book in to.
The Wellbeing Gallery is part of a research project to understand the need and meaning of arts on referral within the NHS. Their main objectives are to offer support and opportunities for under-represented artists, whilst communicating to their patients through the arts that self-reflection and understanding personal narrative are beneficial to wellbeing and good health.
Jude Hart, Curator of The Wellbeing Gallery says: “We are so pleased to be partnering with Outside In again. The Outside In artists are at the heart of the project – they are so brilliant and inspiring and a pleasure to work with. Showing their work and telling their stories strengthens our message that understanding oneself through making, sharing and being heard is key to our wellbeing.”
‘Who are you?’ will be at The Wellbeing Gallery, 18-19 Western Road, Brighton, BN3 1AE on 30 April and 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 May (11am – 6pm).
Image: Luc Raesmith, Haiku Collage