Weʼre raising £25,000 to Fund a large scale Art Exhibition, with all art sale proceeds going to www.mind.org.hk
- Hong Kong
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'Bipolar' - 雙極 - A multi-media exhibition to highlight, symptoms, experiences and raise awareness for mental health/Bipolar.
All sales proceeds from the artworks to go to Mind HK
Who we are
Mind Hong Kong is an initiative formed out of the Patient Care Foundation http://patientcarefoundation.com.hk/.We are committed to improving awareness and understanding of mental health in Hong Kong.
What we do
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.
Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. We believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We will listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.
Mental health is a concern for all of us because if affects all of us. In Hong Kong, thousands of individuals and families experience mental health problems. While common conditions such as anxiety and depression are estimated to impact more than 10% of the population, most will remain undiagnosed and untreated resulting in enormous health, social and economic consequences.
Through public campaigns, Mind HK hopes to increase awareness and understanding around mental health which in turn will influence decision makers to establish a comprehensive mental health policy in Hong Kong and ensure that the necessary information and resources is available to those suffering from mental health problems.
SWL our working with Mind HK to curate a diverse exhibition to abstractly, creatively address, numerous aspects of Bipolar:
Depressive Episodes - feeling low, lethargic
Manic/Hypermanic Episodes- feeling very high and over active
The aim of the show is to use contemporary art/ street art as a vehicle to break down some stigmas associated with the illness, which many people suffer from in HK.
Audio/ sound installations
The required sponsorship contributes to costs which we will also contribute for:
Venue rental fee, art supplies/materials, framing, audio/lighting equipment, marketing, exhibition video and photography.
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SWL provides a platform for Asian and International artists to showcase their work and develop their careers. Our expertease: Commissions/Murals/Installations Events/ Exhibitions/ Secret Walls Asia Education - workshops for adults/ programmes in schools.
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