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Radio coverage – Journeys In Mind exhibition

Written by Bluecoat Display Centre | Posted on: January 23, 2018

We’ve been featured on #MentalHealthMonday talking to  Mick Coyle
at RadioCityTalk about our Journeys In Mind exhibition! You can listen here, skip to 43.20 to hear the interview:

One of the artists taking part, Tabitha Moses & Curator Fran Gill-Smith spoke to Mick about how the theme of mental health is influencing design. Tabitha is one of the featured artists in the show and spoke about her textile works which are influenced by the effect which stress has on our skin.

The 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  explore how they felt when making the works exhibited,  giving them the space to share their experiences and to begin to dispel the taboo nature of this subject.

This show reveals the positives to come from people’s experiences as they grow and develop from what has happened in their lives. Craft is shown to have empowered these makers at times of difficulty, offering meaning to their lives and benefits to their overall wellbeing.

Exhibited artists include Gill Curry, Sue Gregor, Jo Heckett, Harriet Rose Knight, Tabitha Moses, Charlie Manthorp, Julia Rushworth & Sarah Hitchens.

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.

Entry to the exhibition is free and continues until Saturday 3rd March 2018.

For enquiries about the exhibition please call us on 0151 709 4014.

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