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‘Dreams: Hurt, Hope & Happiness’ launches at the Institute of Mental Health

Date published: 23 May 2015

Posted by: Joe Pick

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We were delighted to launch our latest exhibition at the University of Nottingham’s Institute of Mental Health on Thursday 21st of May 2015.

The exhibition, titled ‘Dreams: Hurt, Hope & Happiness’, runs until 25 September 2015. It is the seventh open exhibition that arts charity City Arts Nottingham has run in partnership with Institute of Mental Health. The thought-provoking artworks featured in the exhibition explore the relationship between dreams and mental illness.

In his speech City Arts Chair, Tim Challans, thanked the artists and the Institute for their contribution to the exhibition. He spoke about City Arts’ long history of supporting people with mental health issues and encouraging their creativity. “The art a person produces,” he said, “can give us a fascinating and illuminating insight into their state of mind.”

Director of the Institute of Mental Health, Professor Martin Orrell, gave prizes to the three of the participating artists:  Gennadiy Ivanov was awarded the ‘Highly Commended prize’ for his work Night Dreams Fly;  Colleen McCants was ‘Commended’ for her piece Shadow Step, alongside Mike Hughes for his painting BOC Factory Dream.

‘Dreams: Hurt, Hope & Happiness’ is open for viewings on weekdays from 10am to 4pm. The Institute of Mental Health is on the University of Nottingham’s Jubilee Campus.