We have received three questions about the HeArt In Mind Exhibition.
- Who can sell their art?
Answer: Good question! If an artist is exhibiting as a demonstration that their work is part of recovery from illness they can also sell their work: they wil stand without charge. If an artist is coming to the the exhibition purly to sell, they will contribute a nominal stand fee.
- Is this a charity exhibition?
No: The venue, advertising and organisations costs have to be covered. We are raising funds through the Retro and Vintage Shop situated in Nottingham’s Victoria Market. At the Retro and Vintage Shop goods are traded. We also recieve donations for resale to fund the event. There is NO suggestion that the shop is run as a charity. Again overheads have to be paid for and this includes a small wage.
- When can I book to stand?
Booking forms will go out during the last week of Febuary 2022.
HeArt In Mind Exhibition
Lady Eastwood Centre
9 + 10 July 2022
How Art Helps Conquer Depression
Health professionals worldwide acknowledge the therapeutic association between art and mental illness. Art takes the Mind into another dimension: one of expression and release. In many ways, the symbolism of one’s inner being expressed through art can speak more than words – either written or spoken.
Artistic revelations can take many forms. Pottery, oils, acrylics, song, dance, writing, poetry and photography are keys to expression. And the artist will take a chosen medium and change it into something new. As they create the image or song or dance, a mirrorlike reflection of the soul is seen.
The pleasure taken during the creation of a piece is amplified when complete. And if friends and strangers admire the work, magic happens. And the artist is rewarded beyond wealth. Although the artist suffering may not follow his style or medium for any other reason than the concentration needed while creating takes her away from the issues causing discord.
This is the power of art – The expression of the soul and spirit – of one’s true essential self…
HeArt In Mind
This event is unique. The idea is to bring together artists who have used art (in any of its forms) to help them through difficult times. And HeArt In Mind allows them to help other people to see the benefits of artistic creation. Artists are invited to stand at the show for a token price if they sell their work and without charge if they wish only to exhibit. There will also be a stage where spoken word (storytelling or poetry), songs, and open mic comedy are performed.
Ian Timothy runs a used goods shop in Nottingham’s Victoria Centre to support the show. A percentage of profits made at the shop are given to the HeArt In Mind project. It is hoped the shop will make sufficient funds in the future to make the event free to attend! This, of course, depends on help from people who donate items for resale. The idea is unique and enjoys incredible interest from our friends and supporters.
HeArt In Mind offers a fantastic opportunity for art suppliers for companies and businesses to promote their products. Whether by donation or attending as a retail opportunity, they can be sure of being associated with a beautiful aspect of art. And we will also offer opportunities for individuals who wish to demonstrate art supplies.
If you have art courses and wish to have paid workshops, the opportunity is here at this event. Use the contact email below.
Questions or Suggestions? Use the email button below: