Information for Artists
The Fruits of the Mind exhibition is an inspiring showcase for the local artistic talent of people experiencing mental distress.
- When is it? It is from 13th - 15th September 2012
- Where is it? It is in the Forum in Norwich
- Who will see the exhibition? Up to 50,000 visitors pass through in any given week, so your work will be seen by lots of people.
- How to submit work. Click here to fill out an online application form
It is supported by the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust in collaboration with The Well, a group of artists with mental health problems. In addition to this the project has received a grant from Norfolk Foundation.
Who can show work?
Anyone living in Norfolk and Suffolk who has experienced mental distress can submit their work. This would mean anyone who sees themselves as having a mental illness or a mental health problem. The work must be your original work and not the work of someone else.
What work is allowed?
Work can be in any medium; photography, painting, collage, drawing etc. The work will be in a public area so make sure that your work is not likely to cause offence. All work must be framed and ready to hang with a hanging cord. Deep canvases with no frame are allowed. Your work must have a sticker on the back with the title, artist name, medium (i.e. photograph, pencil, acrylic paint) and price of work.
How do I apply?
You can submit up to 2 pieces of work. You need to fill in an application form so that we can create a label to be shown next to your work. Click here to download an application form or telephone 01953 611002.
Will my work be shown?
We hope to show everyone’s work. However we may have to limit the work to one piece each if we have a lot of submissions. You can still drop off up to two pieces and we will then show the piece that fits best into the exhibition. your work must must be reay to hang otherwise it will not be shown.
Your work will be for sale and you will be able to keep the money if somebody buys it. If you do not sell your work you will be able to pick it up after the exhibition.
Where do I send the work?
There are two places you can drop off your work
Norfolk - 28th August 2012 - 9am - 5pm, FAO - Rachael Kenyon, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Hellesdon Hospital, Drayton High Road, Norwich NR6 5BE Telephone: 01603 421421
Suffolk - 21st August 2012 - 8.30am - 4.30pm FAO - Jenny Brabazon, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, St Clements Hospital
Foxhall Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 8LS Telephone 01473 329000
We want as many people with mental health difficulties as possible to be part of this exhibition. If you have any difficulty filling out the forms, framing your work, deciding on a price for your work or if you would like an application form posted to you ring 01953 611002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org