Art News Manchester – Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new virtual exhibition which aims to help people struggling with their mental health build a better future through art.
The art exhibition is called The Enchantment of the Everyday and it showcases the works of people who have suffered from mental health issues during the pandemic, giving them a platform and opportunity to improve their confidence, skills and recovery.
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The trust says the exhibition “explores the subject of the quest for beauty, magic and something new in our daily lives” and is the brainchild of Simon Jones, who is a wellness arts tutor at GMMH’s recovery service Pathways.
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He said: “March 2020 was the start of a very strange, uncertain and difficult period for many. Our worlds became much smaller and Recovery Pathways had to close its doors. Life as we knew it looked completely different and we didn’t know if it would ever be the same again.
“We found alternative ways to connect with people through: creating online groups; home delivery of creative packaging; and regular phone calls and text messages. And we look for new outlets for inspiration and expression.
“The Everyday Enchantment aimed to improve mental well-being – especially in this difficult time – by helping people to see what surrounds them in a different way, to find beauty and enchantment in everyday life. It has also helped people learn new skills and connect with others in this time of isolation for many.
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“The result was a diverse and powerful series of artworks as strange as the weather and the experience of living through the pandemic itself. You’ll experience things from the inner thoughts of a pot of cauliflower, to the undulating spiral of a snail shell.
One service user who asked to remain anonymous said the wellness sessions offered by the funds were a “lifeline” for them during the pandemic.
She said, “Connecting with everyone once a week and participating in activities was literally my only connection to the outside world.”
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Another anonymous user of the service added: “I looked forward to the art sessions every week. Even though we were all connected virtually, it was very therapeutic to have the opportunity to feel like part of a creative group.”
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A new piece of street art has appeared in Stevenson Square in the north borough of Manchester, UK. The artwork depicts Game of Thrones character Arya Stark, played by actress Maisie Williams, and was created by artist Akse, the French-born street artist who has lived and worked in Manchester since 1997. Fa is part of a project outdoor public art facility Outhouse MCR , which oversees the street art-filled part of downtown. Akse was also behind the Tony Wilson mural that disappeared earlier this month and the portrait of Mark E. Smith painted next to a chippy in Prestwich, Manchester. Photo by Paul Heyes, Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
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The news highlights the events throughout the month of June. A Pride event in Manchester is already underway to amplify LGBTQIA+ voices through art.
Pride Month celebrates and amplifies LGBTQ+ voices. But while there is much to celebrate, LGBTQIA+ artist Carlos Gonzalez said there is still a long way to go towards a more inclusive community.
“I would love to break walls and break ceilings one day, and I sincerely hope that one day I can be a part of that,” said Gonzalez.
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His latest artwork is on display at Work_Space in Manchester. It is part of the Art of Pride event, where artists reflect on what Pride and resilience mean to them.
“We want to provide space for people to celebrate who they are and come together and expand that sense of identity through our community,” explained Stacey Zackin, manager of the Work-Space.
Art of Pride goes beyond what hangs on gallery walls with free events throughout the month to expose people to different perspectives.
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“There are a lot of bright colors here on a lot of things to celebrate, but there are also things to challenge. Some of our conversations aren’t always easy, but we create a safe space for people to explore different ideas,” explained Zackin.
“We’re supposed to be open and proud of who we are and just say, hey, you know we don’t choose this is us, okay, and you can accept it or refuse it, but this is who we are,” explained Gonzalez passionately.
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