Think back to the last time
someone asked ‘how are you’? Did you tell them the truth, or did you just say
‘I’m okay’? In this
exhibition, we say, it’s good to
say how you really feel, to ask for help, to look after yourself and the other
people around you.
all have different experiences with our mental health, with some people asking
for help from professionals while others may find different ways of looking
after their own wellbeing, often called self-care.
In this exhibition, the
works have been chosen by the Hounslow Exhibitions Group. They wanted to ask
questions about self-care and what it means for each of us individually and
collectively. What are the social conditions that affect us, and our access to
help, and our ability to care for ourselves?
Many of the works in this
exhibition have their own words and stories within them – do they inspire you,
do they challenge you? How does it make you feel?
There are touches of
personal grief and sadness, finding a way out of the dark, but there is also
irony and humour here, making fun of the language of technology and modern
systems. Some works challenge the sanitised language that might be used around
We hope you find this exhibition
refreshing. We wanted to avoid the cliché, and find work that was entertaining,
inspiring and challenging instead.
So, how are you (really)?
The artists featured in this exhibition are:
Ashley Holmes, Tanaka Mishi
and Becky Warnock
Their work has been selected by the Hounslow
Exhibitions Group for this exhibition.
The zine ‘Take Good Care of Yourself’ has been
created by local people at a series of workshops. Please take a
zine at the exhibition!
About Creative People
& Places Hounslow
This project has been curated by members of the Hounslow Exhibitions
Group, formed of members of the local community in collaboration with the
Creative People & Places Hounslow Visual Arts Programme, which presents new
and original exhibitions in libraries, cafes and other public spaces across the
borough. CPP Hounslow is a consortium led by Watermans. Visit www.hounslowvisualarts.org.uk for more information
Visit the exhibition at Bedfont Library during usual opening hours.
This exhibition is part of the Creative People & Places Hounslow Visual Arts Programme of visual arts exhibitions in libraries and cafes across the borough.
To get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hounslowvisualarts.org.uk
Image credit: Please Believe These Days Will Pass, Mark Titchner