Inner Rooms, Inner Minds

Dates of event: 13 Dec 2022 - 31 Mar 2023 Weekdays, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 4:00pm

Venue Address: Institute of Mental Health, Jubilee Campus, Triumph Road, Nottingham, NG7 2TU

Illustration by Edwina Kung. A faceless figure opens a window on it's chest to reveal a smaller figure inside.

An exhibition of artwork by Edwina Kung.

Created between 2021-2022, the exhibited works explore the connection between body and mind. Our minds are a space for us to explore our experiences, bringing in places, memories and people.

Illustration by Edwina Kung. A cityscape floats above a woman's head. They are contained in a cage.
Illustration by Edwina Kung. Two figures embrace. Seedlings grow from their heads.

We are often unable to articulate, or make sense of, the many threads of thought whirling around in our heads. Edwina believes her drawings are a safe place to re-frame, reconstruct, and make sense of her experiences.

The exhibition is presented by City Arts, in collaboration with the Institute of Mental Health. Edwina has previously exhibited in ‘Re-Imagine’, one of four online open exhibitions looking at young artist’s mental health.

About the artist

Edwina Kung is an illustrator, fine artist and printmaker. Inspired by personal experience, Edwina’s art explores how we create meaningful relationships with people, memories and places.

She has her own artistic language. Her work combines texture, mark-making and weaving. Traces of the creation process are left in the work, reflecting the thought processes that underpin it.

Edwina was educated in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the USA and UK. She completed her MFA in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University.

About the Institute of Mental Health

The Institute of Mental Health is a unique partnership between Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham. Bringing together healthcare staff and academics to lead mental health research designed to improve diagnosis, treatment, and care.The Institute has built a reputation for research excellence. Through its unique partnership, and by involving people directly affected by mental health problems, it produces research that will inspire change and improve the mental health of people locally, nationally, and internationally. The Institute has a public advisory group that oversees how it involves patients and public volunteers in its research projects and they are committed to promoting creative and artistic ideas and practices that support positive mental health. The Institute support wellbeing and dementia choirs, host an annual programme of art exhibitions and events, plus they actively support and get involved with community projects and events.

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