Inner Rooms, Inner Minds

Dates of event: 3 May 2023 - 7 Jun 2023 Mon - Thu, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 5:00pm

Venue Address: The Window Gallery, City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH

Illustration. Colourful plants grow from a characters earth-like hair.

An exhibition of artwork by Edwina Kung.

Created between 2021 and 2023, the exhibited works explore the connection between body and mind. Our minds are a space for us to explore experiences, bringing in places, memories and people.

Illustration. A square, carton-like character dreams of a busy city-scape.
Illustration. A character created from wood and branches.

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 artists’ mental health. ‘Inner Rooms, Inner Minds’ was first exhibited as a solo exhibition at the Institute of Mental Health. The exhibition in the Window Gallery at City Arts contains new work by the artist.

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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