Throughout July and August, an art exhibition will take place as a collaboration between Hereford MIND Wellskilled Service and The 31 Broad Street Group, raising awareness for breaking down the barriers in perceptions of mental health.
Hereford MIND Wellskilled Service, funded by a grant from The Big Lottery – Reaching communities, offers a range of courses and workshops to support mental wellbeing, resilience and recovery.
“The exhibition is a chance to celebrate the wonderful creativity of local vulnerable adults traditionally considered to be “on the edge of society”, for whom art is a voice like no other, which helps enable them to live independently (many have previously spent time in Stonebow and have relied heavily on NHS care) and even become economically active.”
– Kate Seekings: Exhibition Curator & Artist at Mind
The Hereford MIND Wellskilled Service, provides invaluable support as well as wonderful access to materials and workspace to a range of vulnerable adults. Learn more about MIND here: http://www.herefordshire-mind.org.uk/
The exhibition will celebrate breaking down the barriers in perceptions of mental health, raise awareness of it and the support available to those struggling with it, especially amongst young people.
There has been a huge amount of effort and time spent preparing for the exhibition, and HALCO is proud to have donated all of the fixings and mounting accessories for the artwork.
“There is a real role for this kind of community initiative within Hereford, and we hope the success of this exhibition pave the way for more. Help us to ensure this exhibition, makes a difference.”
– Project Team
The two-month exhibition will feature all different types of art: about 150 items of 2D and 3D art, including paintings, prints, collages, photographs, papier maché, mosaics, jewellery will be exhibited. Items will be used to weave a story of the importance of art to the people with mental health issues.
“We are delighted to offer assistance for such a worthy cause, and are pleased to be able to help the local community.”
– Craig Haughton: Sales & Operations Director, HALCO Europe.
The Exhibition will be free, and will take place in the Hereford library, launching on Tuesday 11th July.