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Year of Drawing Events – Exhibition, Symposium, Training events

Year of Drawing: Exhibition about drawing and mental health

Phoenix Brighton, 11th – 22nd July (Wednesday-Sundays, 11am – 5pm) FREE admission

This exhibition will showcase work created as part of Make Your Mark’s Year of Drawing project. The project aims to increase access to the arts for people experience mental health challenges and their carers. The Year of Drawing has consisted of a range of participatory drawing events across Sussex and Hampshire. These events have included public drawing events in arts venues, Recovery College courses and pop up drawing studios in NHS settings. The project has been funded by Heads On through generous funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England and grants from Chalk Cliff Trust, John Horniman’s Children’s Trust, Rockinghorse Children’s Charity, and the Dixie Rose Findlay Charitable Trust. Make Your Mark is the arts and health programme for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

There is an exhibition preview event on Thursday 12th July, 6 – 8 pm. All are welcome.

For more information, please visit: https://www.phoenixbrighton.org/events/year-of-drawing/


Symposium: Learning from a Year of Drawing

How can drawing support health and wellbeing?

Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Brighton, 12th September 2018, 10am – 4.30pm, FREE

This one day symposium presented by Make Your Mark, the arts and health programme for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with Brighton and Sussex Medical School, will explore the potential of drawing in the context of health and wellbeing. The event will consider a range of drawing practices and the way in which they can help us connect, communicate and enhance creativity. The learning from a ‘Year of Drawing’, a site specific mental health drawing project, will be presented alongside insights from other initiatives in the field of drawing and health research and practice.

Combining reflection and action, this symposium sets out to inform practice directly. Our aim is that by the end of the day, delegates from both health and arts settings will have extended their own understanding and commitment to drawing as a tool and be equipped with new ideas and approaches.

For more information and to book, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/symposium-learning-from-a-year-of-drawing-tickets-46720331770?utm_term=eventurl_text


Year of Drawing training events

 As part of a Year of Drawing, Make Your Mark are organising three training sessions aimed at NHS staff and staff working at our arts partner organisations. The training sessions will look at drawing for wellbeing, supporting access to the arts for people with mental health challenges, and the learning from the Year of Drawing project:

Drawing for Wellbeing
16th July 2018, 12.30 – 4.30pm, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton (FREE)
This training will provide a supportive and creative opportunity for participants to develop understanding and experience of how drawing can be used to contribute to bother their own and others’ wellbeing.
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Supporting access to the arts for people with mental health challenges
17th August 2018, 12 – 4pm, Cass Sculpture Foundation, near Chichester (FREE)
This session aims to enable participants to understand more fully the barriers that may prevent people with mental health challenges access cultural venues and opportunities.
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Learning from a Year of Drawing
5th October 2018, 12.30 – 4.30pm, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings (FREE)
This session will focus on the different dimensions of the project and will explore the their ongoing relevance to both health and cultural settings.
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