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The theme of the exhibition explores ideas around recovery from mental health problems. The concept of recovery is now widely used in mental health literature and practice. It may refer to both clinical and personal issues related to mental health. However, the concept has been contested, and invites further questions: What does the term mean to people who use mental health services and to those who provide them? Is it helpful? Who is recovering? Is it possible to recover and does everybody want to? Is there another way to describe recovering? The work in this exhibition responds to these questions.
The exhibitions in the Institute have grown in success and recognition with an increasing number of artists submitting their work for display. We are particularly keen to exhibit artwork by mental health service users who may not have shown their work previously or for whom it may otherwise be difficult to find exhibition space.
The exhibition will run until May 2014. We would be delighted to see you at the launch.
Image: Blue (2013) by Liz Atkin