It’s an understatement to say that 2020 has been a bit of a year. As we start slowly returning to the new normal, we’ve got some positive news. The Other Art Fair will take place on the 8-11 October 2020 featuring art submitted by the CALM Art Collective. Here’s all you need to know about the exhibition, the inspiration, and impact art can have on our mental health.
Back in January, we put a call out for all artists of all abilities to submit pieces that would appear at The Other Art Fair in March. That event, along with many, many others, was cancelled, but now it’s back up and running and will take place at the Old Truman Brewery in East London.
It’ll be a truly unique exhibition that showcases pieces of art that were all created based on the same specific brief. Our friends The Connor Brothers then selected 19 of their favourite pieces after going through all the brilliant art that was entered (a tricky but enjoyable task). Watch the brief below:
Each piece of art in the collection is inspired by an object in the artist’s life. We know that the creative process doesn’t involve just one idea – it’s a journey, the culmination of many ideas and changes and shifting perspectives that have to be combined. Every piece represents a path being taken and a story being told.
The Old Truman Brewery are working alongside The Other Art Fair, to make sure the event will be safe and socially distanced. And we’ll be there with our Art Collective and our ‘Art Against Living Miserably’ exhibition, which we hope will help push forward the conversation on mental health. We hope you can join us there.
The CALM Art Collective is a creative space for art lovers and artists of all disciplines and experience to chat, collaborate and inspire each other. It’s about getting many heads and hands around various ideas and provocations to push forward the conversation on mental health and self-expression.
CALM CEO Simon Gunning says: “The CALM Art Collective takes us into a really interesting space. Art and creativity can be a great medium which doesn’t just bring a lot of joy and satisfaction but can also help articulate difficult feelings, process thoughts, and reduce isolation. The creative process can have hugely positive effects on our mental health and wellbeing, even more so when the creation, or appreciation of it, is as part of a wider like-minded community.”
You can book tickets for The Other Art Fair HERE.
If you wanna share your creative flair and be part of the community of like-minded creators, you can join the CALM Art Collective HERE.
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