Chilli Studios annual exhibition showcases a diverse collection of over fifty artists. It is a celebration of the immense creativity of Chilli Studios members and their valuable personal experiences through the testing year of 2020. Playfully approaching the media’s concept of ‘The new normal’, this show questions notions of ‘Normality’ and our individual and collective experiences of mental health.
“This year has only highlighted the importance of art to our mental health and wellbeing. Using art as a powerful and liberating tool to often distract and heal ourselves, to self-express, to also challenge and make actions towards change.” Jo Burke, Arts Coordinator Chilli Studios
Set up in 2004, Chilli Studios is a charity that delivers services to those who are, or are at risk of, experiencing mental health conditions, and those who experience other forms of social exclusion within their communities. Their aim is to improve mental health through engaging people in creative activity – promoting social inclusion and interaction, developing skills and abilities, building resilience, enabling potential, and improving wellbeing.
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