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Aberdeen exhibition will chart artists’ journey with mental health

One of the sculptures that will be on display at the exhibition.
One of the sculptures that will be on display at the exhibition.

A group of north-east artists are preparing to paint a vivid picture of their own struggles with mental health.

Penumbra Art was established by charity Penumbra to encourage creativity as a means of overcoming mental health issues.

And now the north-east members are staging the Life Is Your Very Own Canvas exhibition which will illustrate their battle with illness.

Some of the artwork featured includes a collection of dragon sculptures, black and white street photography and a comic strip based around the idea of time travel.

Kenny Thom, the charity’s services manager in Aberdeen, said: “It can often be difficult for a person to find something meaningful and positive when living with mental health problems and art is a hugely positive tool when trying to bridge that gap.

“The Penumbra Art group provides a supportive, encouraging and safe environment where everyone has a voice and a creative platform to express themselves.

“We have some amazing artists and you can expect to see a really eccentric collection at this exhibition, all made somewhere along each artist’s road to recovery.”

The week-long exhibition starts tomorrow and will be held at Seventeen on Belmont Street.

A special showcase is being held on Tuesday, featuring live music from local musician Best Girl Athlete, and a talk by art blogger, Kate Davey.

Penumbra runs a range of mental health services in the city.

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