Hackney Museum exhibition to dispell clichés regarding arts and mental health

Steve McCann's Psychiatric Hospital

Steve McCann's Psychiatric Hospital - Credit: Archant

Art relating to the creative journeys undertaken by those who have suffered severe and enduring mental health issues will be on display in a new exhibition at Hackney Museum.

Kerry Hudson - 'Nan's Cabinet'

Kerry Hudson - 'Nan's Cabinet' - Credit: Archant

Creative Journeys: Responses To Mental Health in Hackney, Present and Past, will show artwork alongside a history of mental health care in Hackney, and features Core Arts - the 20-year old Homerton-based charity which promotes positive mental health through participation in the creative arts.

Frank Bangay - 'A Tree Of Life'

Frank Bangay - 'A Tree Of Life' - Credit: Archant

Core Arts events co-ordinator Pete Bennett said: “The artwork is wide ranging, dispelling clichés regarding arts and mental health and reflecting Core Arts groundbreaking approach to the subject.”

Painting, sculpture, conceptual art, a listening booth featuring music made and released by members of Core Arts are shown alongside personal testimonies, which are also available in a book.

The exhibition runs at the museum in the Central Library Building in Reading Lane from February 12 until May 25.

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