F%*k Depression / Make Stuff – a Free Hand Exhibition

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Join Free Hand for ‘F%*k Depression / Make Stuff’, an exhibition we’re hosting at BLOC Projects in Sheffield from 5th – 8th July, launching on the 5th with an open event from 6pm-8pm so you can get a first peek at what we’ve been creating for the past year!

The exhibition will follow our explorations into what can happen when expectation and reality meet. Take, for example, a time when your anxiety convinced you to expect going somewhere would be a horrible and scary thing to do, when instead the reality was that, once there, you had a wonderful time. Or, when you expected something, such as help or support, to make a huge difference, but the reality was that you’re disappointed with the result. Our explorations took a deeper look into the impact of these perceptions of expectation, and their consequences, on our mental health, and how they play a role in affecting our narrative.

Pieces displayed will show the outcome of our delves’ into perceptions of self, comforting space, the familiar, and the strange. There will also be pieces for the audience to contribute to, allowing us to advocate our belief in the importance of community art – in aid of expression, and communication – and to show everyone just how important being a part of, and contributing to, something is for one’s mental health.

In addition, we’ll be holding sessions on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th, from 2-4pm, for those interested in joining us to create their own piece or to collaborate with us to add further displays of expression to the exhibit.

If you wish to enter a piece of work into the exhibition before its launch, you can fill in this form. Space is limited, but we’re keen to display individual’s concepts as well as our own, in your medium of choice.

If you have any questions, you can email charlyfreehand[at]gmail[dot]com

We’re looking forward to having you join us in July!

 

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