January 14, 2006

UK - Mental health artwork on display

An exhibition of artwork by people with mental health problems opened in Manchester on Saturday.

"Now, Voyager" is the culmination of a project which uses art as a way of managing mental illness and helping people recover mental well-being.

Works going on show at Whitworth Art Gallery include drawings, photography, sculpture and a video installation.

The project has been organised by the gallery and Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust.

Organisers said the show helped demonstrate the health benefits that can be gained from creative pursuits.

Project artist Annie Tortora-Cailey said the project was a great experience for those chosen to take part.

Art Gallery; The Whitworth Art Callery - "Now, Voyager" show

Source: BBC News Online, 13/01/2006


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