Wellbeing is a general term that has increasingly entered our everyday conversations. This exhibition explores a deeper, more personal view of what wellbeing means to individuals, with intent to serve as a reminder that we all have our own view of what it means to be well.
Working with participants of the Community Learning Project (CLiP), the West Indian Senior Citizens Leicester Ageing Together Project and members of the public to understand their impressions of wellbeing and mental health; following one-to-one interviewing, Emma visually portrayed their perceptions of mental wellbeing through the medium of body art.
The exhibition was co-ordinated by Pamela Campbell-Morris, and funded by the University of Leicester’s ‘Health Matters’ community engagement project, thanks to the generosity of the Edith Murphy Foundation.
Recognising the differing health needs of Leicester’s diverse population, ‘Health Matters’ runs community-specific campaigns of current and important health issues under the banner of ‘Wellbeing Matters’. A major focus lies in supporting better mental health and wellbeing by providing a space for open dialogue and helping to reduce stigma.
Touring 2018 – 19
Remedies and Reason at the Afro-Caribbean Centre, Leicester
Remedies and Reason at deda, Derby
Exhibition Launch photos courtesy of David Wilson Clarke