CMS – Exhibition Programme

CMS – Exhibition Programme

Art Acumen are curating a programme of exhibitions to support conversations around diversity & inclusion, social mobility and mental health

“In the Minds Eye” is a photographic exhibition by Suzie Larke, inspired by her own experience of mental health.

“My project is an attempt to visualise depression and anxiety through conceptual photography. One of the problems with mental illness is that the symptoms are often not outwardly apparent. My work is inspired by personal experience, creating imagery as a means of translating feelings that are difficult to put into words. I hope to raise awareness of depression and promote a greater understanding of the spectrum of experiences. This project is for those who have been affected by mental health issues and those who might be in the future – in effect for everyone.” Suzie Larke

Suzie’s exhibition was programmed to support CMS’ event “This is Me: the importance of expression to mental health” The event showcased the first public screening and external launch of CMS’ own ‘This is Me’  film featuring 11 CMS staff sharing their own experiences of mental health and illness.

In addition to the exhibition, we arranged for Suzie Larke and comedian Jayde Adams to join two CMS partners on a panel to discuss mental health, and in particular, how the creative process helped to process feelings when sometimes conversation had been difficult. The overwhelming message that prevailed from the wider panel discussion was that creativity – being able to express yourself as an individual – is key to wellbeing.

Suzie’s exhibition will be on display at CMS’ London headquarters for three months, before being toured to Sheffield, Edinburgh and Glasgow offices.

Art Acumen are passionate about curating art and delivering engaging creative programmes that bring people together to connect, share, collaborate, socialise and innovate. Please read about our new for 2021 Cultivate art programme, inspired by the needs of post-pandemic organisations.

An interview with Suzie Larke:

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