Thursday, 16 September 2010

Tapestry Bedlam...

There is currently a tapestry exhibition at Bethlam Royal Hospital (the very place we get the term 'bedlam' from). A 10 metre long woven tapestry coordinated by artist Mark McGowan depicting mental health experiences and thoughts of patients, carers, staff and volunteers.
One participant, Fiona Guy describes tapestry as "illusion of image telling a story about what might be". This notion resonates, art encourages us to look and think about our lives, whether you have been affected by mental health issues or not. All the more reason for this. It's a shame I can't make it down to the exhibition.

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