States of Existence - Well Space London
Deadline: 20/09/2019 | Published: 21/08/2019 | City: London | Country: United Kingdom | sophie Akehurst
Call for submissions for ‘States of existence’. Taking place between 10 - 15 October 2019 to coincide with World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2019. Curated by Tugba Tirpan and Sophie Akehurst. This exhibition will showcase transitory works from humans who express themselves through art to convey life’s difficulties.
This could be; physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, racial or financial adversity. We are focusing on the diverse and individual experiences of mental health through artistic expression. Breaking the stigma is challenging in this binary narrative of normal/abnormal, healthy/unhealthy, well/unwell and what that means to the individual.
Open call out for submissions of Art in all forms, poetry, performance art, sketches, visual expressions showing the impact of mental health through different states of existence.
We aim to create a visually stimulating, thought-provoking, inclusive and engaging event that ignites discussion, tackles stigma and unites artist and audience.
Art can be the most comfortable way to communicate experiences of mental health. Art offers the opportunity to express oneself and can challenge the stigma attached to mental health as well as having a positive impact on one’s mental and physical wellbeing.
STATES OF EXISTENCE
Exhibition will take place at Well Space Community Hub, 241 Well Street Hackney E9 6RG
Deadline for all applications is 20th September at 6pm. If successful all artwork must be received before October 7th to prepare for exhibition.
We request that artists write a statement and bio when applying to the call offering the relevance of your work to the related theme.
Artists can sell their work if they choose, we just ask that 20% of the sales go to Well space community hub, a non profit community that relies on donations to survive.
About the wider project: Well space is a community space recently started in Hackney, with a group of diverse individuals promoting positive awareness through peaceful activities for all.
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