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Inspiring art exhibition highlights creative talent of mentally ill in Norfolk and Suffolk


Event: Fruits of the Mind art exhibition official opening

Venue: The Forum, 2 Millennium Plain, Bethel Street. Norwich, NR2 1TF

Date and time: 13 September 2012, 12:50pm (official opening at 1pm)

Notes: The exhibition runs from 13 Sept to 15 Sept, 9am to 5pm each day.

If you are interested in attending this event or would like to send a photographer, please call Helen on 01603 421484 or 07775016812.


Inspiring art exhibition highlights creative talent of mentally ill in Norfolk and Suffolk

An inspiring exhibition will be on display in Norwich this month <September> to showcase the artistic talents of people who have experienced mental ill health in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The annual exhibition, called Fruits of the Mind, has been organised by The Well artist group in partnership with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.

Fruits of the Mind will be hosted at The Forum in Norwich city centre from 13 September to 15 September, with all items available for purchase. Last year’s exhibition saw the contributors make over £500, and for many artists Fruits of the Mind is their first ever showcase.

Maggie Wheeler, chair of the Foundation Trust, will officially open the exhibition at 1pm on 13 September. “Fruits of the Mind shows us all that creativity and talent transcend mental illness," she said. "Creating art can support people in their recovery and help them express their feelings - indeed it can be a therapeutic activity for all of us!

"What this exhibition is really about is seeing beyond the diagnosis to the extraordinary talent and creativity.”

The Forum sees up to 50,000 people a week pass through its doors, which provide an exciting opportunity for the curators to break down the stigma surrounding mental health by talking to members of the public about the artwork.