Taking A Line For A Walk Exhibition

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Hello my lovely readers, I've already completed one of my goals for this month, talk about a fast worker or what?! If you read my July Goals you'll know that I wanted to visit an art exhibition. While I was browsing the internet I came across one that was being held in The Beaney Museum in Canterbury. When I read about the exhibition I knew that I would have to go as the subject matter was something that was so important to me. 

The exhibition, titled: Taking A Line For A Work: Discovering A Creative Identity, showcased the work of a group attempted to remove the stigma society has placed around mental health. All of the artists involved are currently living with mental health issues and who have been unable to access mainstream arts based mental health services. The exhibition attempts to try and remove the label that had been placed on each artist and to see themselves as an artist rather than the label society has placed on them. 

I knew that this would be an exhibition that I would enjoy and I was completely right. The artwork was beautiful and really showed that people are far more than their mental health issue. Even in this day of modern technology and thinking their is still a huge stigma placed on mental health issues, which is unacceptable in the 21st Century. 


There were so many pieces of art in the exhibition that really moved me either because of what the art was saying or simply because of how beautifully it had been created. My favourite piece had to be "I Never Had Any Problems Until I Looked In The Mirror" by Sara Prentice (see below). It moved me so much and I really loved the message behind the art, how many of the issues we have with ourselves are mainly in our heads.




This exhibition was full of extraordinary work and the message is one that is so important which everybody needs to learn. We need to remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues and need to support and encourage those with mental health issues to not allow themselves to be labelled as "just someone with metal health issues". There is so much more to a person than that. 




If you live in or around the Canterbury area please go and see this exhibition, it runs until the 10th of July. 


I hope you enjoyed this post! Do you like art exhibitions? Have you been to any recently? 



Thanks for reading!


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6 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I really wish my city had cool exhibitions like this one because, as you stated, the message is so important and there seem to be some really great pieces of work! From your selection, my favorite is also the Sara Prentice piece...so beautiful and something I can 100% relate to. I hope you had a wonderful weekend gorgeous friend! XO -Kim

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    1. It's such a beautiful piece of work isn't it? It is so moving! Thank you my lovely friend, I hope you are well gorgeous!

      Ella xx

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  2. I loved this post, I read it on Bloglovin the other day and came back to read it again! I haven't been to an exhibition in aggggggges I really should make the time! My favourite piece was the looking in the mirror one too-what a good idea!

    www.twentysomethingmeltdown.com

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    1. Ah thank you! I'm really pleased you liked it, I'm definitely going to make more time to go to more exhibitions. Thanks for stopping by lovely!

      Ella xx

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  3. Love this post. There really is more to a person than a mental illness and I always think that not letting the illness define you is the first step on the road to recovery. Love the bright tribal piece best!
    Sarah xo
    scarletstate.co.uk

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    1. I agree with you 100%! It's such a gorgeous piece isn't it? Thanks for stopping by lovely!

      Ella xx

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