Hackney Museum exhibition to dispell clichés regarding arts and mental health

PUBLISHED: 16:40 06 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:40 06 February 2013

Steve McCann's Psychiatric Hospital

Steve McCann's Psychiatric Hospital


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.

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.

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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