Remedies and Reason

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.

Change the cycle as part of Remedies and Reason

Change the cycle
Concept design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Models: Joanne Alexander
Photographer: David Wilson Clarke

Speechless part of Remedies and Reason

Speechless
Concept design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Models: Alphonso Hunter
Photographer: David Wilson Clarke

Eye Opening from Remedies and Reason

Eye opening
Concept design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Model: Alvin Jarvis
Photographer: David Wilson Clarke

Isaac from Remedies and Reason

Isaac
Concept design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Models: Catherine Webb
Photographer: David Wilson Clarke

Change as part of remedies and Reason

Change
Concept design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Models: Nataya Chantese King
Photographer: David Wilson Clarke

Blooming as part of Remedies and Reason

Blooming
Concept design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Models: Pamela Campbell-Morris, Desta Parris, Audra Young
Photographer: David Wilson Clarke

dance as part of Remedies and Reasons

Dance
Concept design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Models: Wineeta Joseph
Photographer: David Wilson Clarke

Once the music starts as part of Remedies and Reason

Once the music starts
Concept design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Models: Ruth David
Photographer: David Wilson Clarke

Go down that road as part of remedies and reason

Go Down that Road
Concept design and Artwork: Emma Fay
Models: Howard Morris
Photographer: David Wilson Clarke