Search

Highgate Mental Health Centre patients launch own art exhibition

15:00 16 June 2014

A patient showing one of the pieces of his work exhibited at Highgate Mental Health Centre. Picture: Polly Hancock

A patient showing one of the pieces of his work exhibited at Highgate Mental Health Centre. Picture: Polly Hancock

Polly Hancock

An unique exhibition of artwork produced by patients at Highgate Mental Health Centre (HMHC) opened to the public this week.

The gallery, in Dartmouth Park Hill, displayed a wide variety of paintings, exhibiting what organisers called “an exciting and very diverse range of creativity”.

While the centre has not held an exhibition like this for some years, art therapy classes are regularly available for its patients.

Annabelle Bond, arts co-ordinator at HMHC, said it was “a great opportunity for users to create art and work towards something”.

She said: “Art is a brilliant way to encourage creativity and engage in something that takes their mind away from any problems they may have.

“Centre users could produce whatever they wanted and came back with a really varied body of work with no single theme.

“I think it shows they’ve all got a different story to tell.”

The exhibition is open to the public for three months at the Highgate Centre Gallery. It aims to showcase artistic talent in Highgate and raise awareness of mental health difficulties.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 17:52
Michael McIntyre switching on Hampstead's Christmas lights in 2011  Picture: Polly Hancock

Funnyman Michael McIntyre has upset members of the Heath and Hampstead Society for crudeness - not of his jokes but plans to renovate his home.

Yesterday, 13:43

An 80-year-old pensioner was viciously attacked outside her Kentish Town home by a group of “callous” youths after she asked them to keep the noise down.

Yesterday, 12:38
Jessica Learmond-Criqui is calling for urgent meeting with police

A terrified woman was shoved onto a bed by a burglar wielding a crowbar who broke into her Frognal home.

Yesterday, 11:55
Catherine West Labour candidate for Hornsey & wood Green

Hornsey and Wood Green’s MP has hit out after her request to visit a controversial immigation detention centre was turned down.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder