The theme this year is Living with Schizophrenia and heralding the event the Social Inclusion Hope and Recovery Project (SHARP) is hosting a Group Exhibition.
The exhibition, Who”s Self Portrait (which runs until November 28), brings together artists who hear voices and/or have unusual beliefs /experiences. The show explores how people process, interpret and make sense of these experiences through their artwork.
The exhibition is being curated by Mary Salome, visionary local artist and carer who set up the gallery at SHARP in 2012. Since then more than 50 artists have exhibited their work; many for the first time.
“We are really pleased to host this group show,” says Anna Croucher, Senior Occupational Therapist, Service Development lead and Evaluator. “This is our 17th show at the SHARP gallery, and we have over 26 artists exhibiting this time. I feel that this exciting show embraces and reflects the diversity of people’s experiences, truly highlighting the creativity that everyone holds and the power of making art.”
Dr Tom Ward, Therapy Co-ordinator of the Avatar Project gave a fascinating insight into Avatar, an innovative audio-visual assisted therapy to reduce the frequency of distressing voices, at the Gallery as part of the season’s events.
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For more information contact Anna Croucher, Claire Groake or Mary Salome on 020 3228 7050.
The SHARP gallery is at 308-312 Brixton Road, SW9 6AA
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30-4.30pm by appointment, Friday 1-3pm open
The next exhibition is for NHS staff.
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