Manic explores the tenuous and personal relationships between creativity, productivity and mental wellbeing. The exhibition has engaged emerging artists, writers and creatives to amplify discussion around mental ill health through lived experience.
Curated by Ivana Jovanovic.
Paul McDonald, Karl Grenet and Izzy Gramp
Associated with projections of wildness, instability and mood fluctuations, the term manic is a perfect fit for the uncertain conditions ingrained in the creative fields. It also relates to the nature of creative practice, long periods of calm and inactivity followed by often rushed periods of tight deadlines, getting things done, intense focus.
But mania is also personal, it challenges the stigma associated with the old grand narrative of the artist as ‘mad genius’, and brings up some of the deep, dark self with it. With sensitivity, violence, gentleness, ferocity, empathy and apathy, creatives have responded to this theme with their own experiences to expose the way mental health affects their personal practice.
Manic is divided in two spheres, the tender self, works that discuss lived experience of mental health, trauma and healing, and the social self, works that address the anxieties around our relationship with social media and creative enterprise.
Wednesday 16 October 2019 from 11am to 4pm
Thursday 17 October 2019 from 11am to 4pm
Friday 18 October 2019 from 11am to 4pm
Saturday 19 October 2019 from 11am to 4pm
Tuesday 22 October 2019 from 11am to 4pm
Wednesday 23 October 2019 from 11am to 4pm
Thursday 24 October 2019 from 11am to 4pm
Friday 25 October 2019 from 11am to 4pm
Saturday 26 October 2019 from 11am to 4pm
- Mobility access