I'm very happy to have been commissioned as a lead artist for A Year of Drawing organised by Make Your Mark, the arts and health programme for Sussex Partnership. This is a new year-long drawing project will increase access to the arts for people facing mental health challenges and their carers through participatory drawing events across Sussex and Hampshire.
Funded by Heads On through generous grants from Arts Council England, Chalk Cliff Trust, John Horniman's Children's Trust, and Rockinghorse Children's Charity, the project will cover Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's adult mental health services and Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services and is made up of three participatory elements: public drawing workshops at cultural venues, pop up studios in NHS inpatient and community mental health settings, and a series of drawing-based Recovery College workshops and courses.
Public Drawing events will take place:
Sunday 8th October 2017 - The Hawth, Crawley
Saturday 14th October 2017 - De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill
Thursday 26th October 2017 - Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester
Saturday 28th October 2017 - Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
Sunday 19th November 2017 - Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
Tuesday 5th December 2017 - Fabrica Gallery, Brighton
Friday 13th January 2018 - Southampton Art Gallery, Southampton