NIMHAF has teamed with the University of Atypical to host ‘Moving Forward’, a group exhibition drawn from an open call that attracted submissions from across Ireland. The exhibition explores how artists who have experienced mental health issues have evolved through and in their own practice.
Keep It Zesty was launched by DSNT to raise awareness of mental health in music and the creative industries. This exhibition is of artwork from the first edition which was developed in partnership with The Hope Centre and designed by Visual Spectrum.
Keep It Zesty Exhibition
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Monday 13th May, 7pm
Mental health is an endemic problem in Northern Ireland, with ever more cuts to services. Come together in 343 to watch films by three local filmmakers that shine a light on issues facing people and how we can work through things.
The documentary features interviews with seven women who have been diagnosed with various mental disorders, including schizophrenia, manic-depression and self-mutilation. Among those interviewed is Allie Light, the film's director, who discusses how her depression helped inspire her to become a filmmaker.
Featuring esc films’ Director and Producer, this event will give you insight into the creative power of storytelling through film. esc films work with people with learning disabilities, forensic histories and mental health issues.
This event sees Shankill-based indie band VALE launch their single about depression and its impact - 'Sorry to Live'. The event and single production is supported by The Hope Centre and Woodvale Festival.
The Inside Out Creative Wellbeing Movement are hosting one of their popular Open Mic Creativity Nights, this time based around how creativity helps your wellbeing. You are invited to bring along and share your own poetry, short stories, music, blog excerpts, performance arts and visuals arts of any kind in line with the theme. Or just come and enjoy!
Inside Out: Moving Forward with Creative Wellbeing
Participants will be provided with beautiful laser cut letters, salvaged wood and paints etc to make their own Wall Art. They will select LETTERS that form powerful WORDS that build into a QUOTE that smashes self-doubt and low mood out of the water!
A portrait film about the artist Ludo Mich. His energy, enthusiasm and positivity are the driving force behind his art and work. To be around him inspires active creativity. Q & A with the Director Willie Stewart.