‘The Many Faces of Mental Health’ is the theme for this year’s annual Young Producers Takeover of City Arts. The programme for the takeover explores what we mean when we talk about mental health.
We have universal experiences: happy moments, sad moments and everything in between. These are the experiences which make up our mental health. This exhibition is about sharing those experiences.
It is curated, and contributed to, by City Arts’ Young Producers group. Supported by City Arts, Young Producers is a group for 18-30 year olds looking to be a part of Nottingham’s thriving creative scene.
By presenting this work, the collective want to show that it is okay to have a range of emotions. They want people to understand it is okay to accept yourself as you are, in any given moment. Whilst the artwork featured shares powerful messages visually and through the written word, they’d like people to know that no matter how you communicate, it is important to share.
‘The Many Faces of Mental Health’ is curated by Young Producers Pedro Provina, Amelia Daiz and Jenna Jones. It features artwork by members of the group: Pedro Provina, Mary Strickson, Nidaa Raoof, Cawley Irving and Lucy Wakefield.
Alongside artwork by the Young Producers, we are showcasing work previously presented in four online exhibitions, a collaboration with the Institute of Mental Health. The artists featured are:
Edwina Kung, Tochukwu Obiakonwa, Juliette Quédec Ryan, Lidia Huerta, Mary Chudny, Sage, Olivia Boileau, Alice Garbett, Meraki By Hamer, Bella Brooks, Shara Francisco, Caroline Davies, Sabrina Choi, Josh Huxham, Chloe Challen, Sofia Tudela Fernandes, Sonal Jadhay, Rama Emad Tawfeeq Alfarkh, Dylan Bates, Justin Nederkoorn, Ismail Odetola, Jared Boechler, Branon Annet, Oleksandra Melnychuk, Isha Joy, Alessandra Centorbi, Carola Cappellari, Lyubov Stegnienko, John Pickering, Rita Palma, Victoria Romanchuk, Max Hodlevskyi, Christopher Garraway, Ninaad Kothawade, Kaja Purwin, Sophia, Aya Sabry Ahmed & Charlotte Grace Moore.
Four of these artists are also sharing new work. They are Edwina Kung, Tochukwu Obiakonwa, Juliette Quédec Ryan and Lidia Huerta.
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