Arts for Health
Start Date: 16.10.2020
End Date: 17.11.2020
Project Space, MK Gallery, CMK
Free Entry (Please visit mkgallery.org/visit for information on how we are operating under covid-19 regulations)
Arts for Health features selected artworks made between March and July 2020 by artists living in Milton Keynes and its surrounding area. Through a range of media - including painting, drawing, photography, and film - the exhibition aims to create dialogue and awareness around those living and working in social isolation.
Arts for Health also includes work created for Milton Keynes Disability Awareness Day 2020, an annual event which highlights the talents of people with disabilities. Artworks which explore the daily experiences faced by many who live with disability now seem to have more public resonance as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic; from the discovery of joy in simple things to the comforts and discomforts of repetition or disrupted routines.Within this context, Arts for Health invites a reimagining of the way society views physical disability and mental health.
The exhibition is presented by Arts for Health Milton Keynes, a charity who use the arts and creativity to improve the health and wellbeing of their local community. The exhibition features artworks made by artists working at Milton Keynes University Hospital as well as art therapists and artists whose practice has recently adapted, evolved, or had an unexpected resurgence.
Many of the artworks are for sale; 25% of all sales goes directly to Arts for Health Milton Keynes and will help to fund its future programmes. Click here to view and purchase artworks.