Posts Tagged ‘art exhibition’

“Visions” by Martin Muir – Art Exhibition

March 2, 2010

1st – 19th March 2010

Together with a temporary exhibition by Mental Health Service Users attending BrightSparks ArtSpace workshops in Leicester.

The Library Gallery, Lancaster Road, Hinckley

Free Private View: 2nd March, 5.30pm – 7.30pm

For further information, contact Katherine Brown, Gallery Administrator, at


Lauren Foster presents… an art exhibition

January 19, 2010

Image by Lauren Foster

  • Art exhibition and sale of works by the artist, Lauren Foster
  • Currently showing at: The Recreation Hall, Bradgate Mental Health Unit, Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester, LE3 9EJ
  • Viewing Tuesdays 12.30pm – 2.30pm or by appointment via Tim Sayers (phone 0795 687 9482)
  • Soon to be moving to the new gallery at George Hine House

Supported by BrightSparks: Arts in Mental Health Group.

“Living Dreams” – our annual art exhibition: 6th-17th October 2009

September 21, 2009
Living Dreams art exhibition poster Sept 2009

BrightSparks: Arts in Mental Health Group presents Living Dreams, our ninth annual exhibition of artworks by users and survivors of mental health services in Leicester and beyond.

To be held at The City Gallery, Leicester, from 6th to 17th October 2009.

Free admission.

Coincides with World Mental Health Day on 10th October.

Submissions were invited. For further information, please contact Tim Sayers on 0795 687 9482.

Supported by The Charity of Carlton Hayes Hospital.

Submissions invited for our “Living Dreams” art exhibition

September 2, 2009

Living Dreams submissions poster

Living Dreams submissions poster

BrightSparks: Arts in Mental Health Group presents our ninth annual exhibition of artworks by users and survivors of mental health services in Leicester and beyond.

The first forty pieces are automatically accepted (size limited).

The exhibition will be held at The City Gallery, Leicester
from 6th to 17th October 2009
to coincide with World Mental Health Day.

To submit your art work or for more information, telephone Tim Sayers on 0779 547 5806.

Supported by: The Charity of Carlton Hayes Hospital

“Identity” poetry workshops featured on a blog

June 24, 2009

Lydia is organising some poetry workshops alongside “Identity”, the NHS Open Art Show 2009. Contact her for more information:

One person, Siobhan Logan, attended a workshop and then wrote about the experience on her blog:

I look forward to reading Siobhan’s finished poem, and the other poems written by workshop participants, once they are displayed alongside the artwork in the exhibition.

“Identity” opens – NHS Open Art Show 2009

June 17, 2009

Featuring work by some of the most exciting artists in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.

Identity logo

17th-27th June

The City Gallery
90 Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 1DJ
Phone: 0116 254 0595
Open: Tues-Fri 11am-6pm, Saturdays 10am-5pm

9th-23rd July

The Ten 2 Gallery
102 Castle Street, Hinckley, LE10 1DD
Phone: 01455 636 339
Open: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm

8th-16th September

Victoria Hall
39 High Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6AH
Phone: 01572 722 796
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-4pm, Sundays 2pm-4pm

2nd-31st October

Charnwood Museum
1a Granby Street, Loughborough, LE11 3DU
Phone: 01509 233 737
Open: Mon-Sat 10am-4.30pm, Sundays in October 2pm-5pm

Identity demonstrates how making and looking at art can be a great way to improve wellbeing. Visit the show at one of its four venues, be inspired, and vote for your favourite pieces.

For more information, download the press release, or email

‘Glenvale Gallery’ Opening – 13th May 2009

May 1, 2009
Glenvale Gallery Opening poster

Glenvale Gallery Opening poster

You are invited to the Grand Opening of

The Glenvale Gallery

to take place on Wednesday 13th May 2009 at 11am.

With an exhibition of the works of Hinckley-based digital artist, Martin Muir.

Alongside the official unveiling of the BrightSparks: Arts in Mental Health Group mural project‘s “HOPE” mural.

All welcome. Free refreshments.

Opening speech by the renowned local poet Jo Swift.

HOPE mural

HOPE mural

All happening at:
The Recreational Hall
Glenvale Day Unit
Bradgate Mental Health Unit
(Behind the Glenfield Hospital)

For further information, telephone Tim Sayers (Creative Arts in Mental Health Co-ordinator jobshare) on 07956 879482.

“Identity” – NHS Open Art Show 2009 is open for submissions

February 23, 2009

Following the fantastic success of “Future Bright” in 2008 (the first NHS Open Art Show in Leicestershire), the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is proud to announce it’s brand new show for 2009: submissions are invited for “Identity”.

Identity will be making an expanded tour of Leicester and Leicestershire. It will be hosted at four prestigious venues: The City Gallery (Leicester), Victoria Hall (Oakham), The Ten 2 Gallery (Hinckley) and Charnwood Museum (Loughborough).

The show theme of “Identity” was picked from a long list of ideas from members of the public. Ideas came from artists and non-artists alike, including some from mental health service users. The chosen title was submitted by Scott Bridgwood, an exhibitor at “Future Bright”, by commenting on this website.

Lydia Towsey (Creative Arts Coordinator, job share, LPT) said:

“Identity and creativity have a direct relationship. We’re really looking forward to seeing how people across Leicester and Leicestershire express themselves and interpret the theme.”

Read the Submission Criteria

Submissions invited for Arts in Mental Health exhibition in Nottingham

February 6, 2009

The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) is a unique partnership between the University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. It has recently moved its headquarters to the new Sir Colin Campbell building on Jubilee campus. In recognition of this event, an art exhibition is planned in the IMH.

Artists are invited to submit works for this exhibition on the theme of mental health and identity. Works should be 2-dimensional and in a black frame with mirror plates attached.

To find out more and to download an application form please visit the City Arts website and click on “opportunities for artists”.

All work to be considered should be delivered to:
City Arts NRSB, Ortzen Street off Peveril Street, Radford, Nottingham, NG7 4BN by 4pm on Thursday 26th March 2009.

Ask Tim for advice or help to get your artwork submitted.

“Clay-RAG” exhibition of clay figures – 17th to 27th February 2009

February 6, 2009

Exhibition of hundreds of clay figures – inspired by the Anthony Gormley “Field” installation.

Some of the clay figures

Some of the clay figures - links to project webpage

Rhys, Anna, and Greg (hence “RAG”) organised this project, and lots of people helped model the figures in October last year.

  • 17th to 27th February 2009
  • Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm
  • at 27a Access Artspace, 60 Northgate Street, Leicester, LE3 5BY

Ring 07523 205337 for details.

With generous support and donations from 27a Access Artspace, Potclays, The Prince’s Trust, and Arts Award!