Local artists have unveiled their collection to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2015.
The new art exhibition highlighting the breath-taking beauty of Lincolnshire is being displayed at the Sam Scorer Gallery in Lincoln.
The exhibition, entitled Lincolnshire Reflections, showcases the works of the Arts Collective and coincides with the national Mental Health Awareness Week 2015.
Lincolnshire Reflections has been produced by staff, volunteers and participants of the ‘Arts Collective Service’, supported by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The service supports the arts, health and wellbeing agenda through the use of specialist designed arts’ programmes which reflect the therapeutic benefits of arts engagement for people with mental health conditions. Some of the artists’ work on display has been created with Trust staff and volunteers as they explored art together.
Trust visual arts coordinator, Teresa Overton, said: “Lincolnshire Reflections is designed to reflect our artist’s thoughts and feelings about Lincolnshire – a place that holds special memories or a favourite place to visit – the expanse of the Lincolnshire skies or the isolation of its coast and woodlands.”
“Each year Arts Collective display their work to provide a platform for its artists to showcase their poignant and thought provoking imagery in an attempt to dispel society’s preconceptions regarding mental health.”
“Participation in the arts can inspire hope and focusing on the arts can provide relaxation and distraction, expand horizons, enhance self-esteem and improve mental well-being.”
The exhibition is open each day from 10am to 4pm until 24 May at the Sam Scorer Gallery on Drury Lane.