Exhibiting with Artists who are Marginalised &/or in Recovery
One of the most important facets of my ongoing recovery – living with mental health challenges – is my creative recycling art work. I’ve been part of the art groups at the various Southdown recovery centres, and through the Recovery College, since I moved to Brighton some three and a half years ago.
Earlier this year, I placed some photographs of my work within the Outside In online gallery. Outside In is an award-winning organisation – linked to the Pallant Gallery in Chichester – that promotes and supports artists who are marginalised in any way, and who might otherwise be excluded from the art world.
This May I am excited to be showing some of my works in 2 group exhibitions curated by Southdown and Outside In. These 2 exhibitions promise varied 2D, 3D, photography & film artworks: offering both feast for the eye and food for thought.
The exhibitions’ details are below:
As part of the Open Art House trails, Southdown Mental Health Recovery Service will be presenting a diverse range of artwork produced by people using The Recovery Service, which promotes recovery from mental ill health and supports people to improve and retain mental wellbeing.
On the ‘Beyond the Level’ trail: Preston Park Recovery Centre, 18 Preston Park Avenue, Brighton (01273 565049) – The FREE entry exhibition will be open over 3 weekends: Sat & Sun 9/10, 16/17 and 23/24 May between 3pm-6pm.
As part of the Brighton Festival, Outside In, Phoenix Brighton and HOUSE 2015 are holding an exhibition entitled “Intuitive Visions: Shifting the Margins”, featuring nine East Sussex based Outside In artists.
The private view is taking place on Saturday 2 May 2015 from 5.00pm to 7.00pm at Phoenix Brighton (10-14 Waterloo Place, BN2 9NB) – all welcome – and the exhibition continues until 31 May (Weds-Sun, 11am to 5pm). Admission is FREE.
Plus… There’ll, hopefully, be tea and biscuits on offer at both venues. Enjoy!