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Using the creative arts to move people in positive directions

26th September 2017


This World Mental Health Day, Artistsmeet are delighted to be hosting a special event with Hertfordshire Mind, a local charity whose pivotal work supports peoples’ mental health and wellbeing.artistsmeet-1-jpg.JPG

The opening reception for a vibrant new exhibition of work by local resident Stephen Bunce is taking place at the gallery and everyone is welcome along to get a closer look at the stunning detail that makes this artwork so unique.

Tuesday 10th October 2017
6pm - 8pm
Free entry

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artistsmeet-3-jpg.JPGThe driving force behind his latest body of work stems from him experiencing “pure insight and clarity” since his psychological collapse, which led to an enforced stay at a mental health in-patient unit in Radlett. Stephen began to produce art work using nothing but a biro, as a means of survival and a route to recovery.

Hugely influenced by the work of Francis Bacon, Stephen offers an insight and a visual guide to the reasons behind his development with regard to knowing what he likes, needs and wants in order to successfully blend all three with the medium of ink.

Whilst in the unit, Mind staff recognised his talents and encouraged him both on the ward and at discharge, to exhibit his work in order to inspire others.
www.hertfordshiremind.org

Mind…Moving In New Directions
Stephen Paul Bunce
Wednesday 4 – Monday 30 October 2017
Monday - Friday 10am – 4pm
Free entry
Watersmeet, High Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1EH