ATTIC – new project and exhibition space
ATTIC is a new project and exhibition space that marks the start of a collaboration between the artists Sara Annwyl and Julia Thomas. Hosted within the charity Journeys, the top floor has been transformed in anticipation of a creative exploration of the many perspectives of mental illness and mental health.
In addition to the curation of group exhibitions, artists will also be selected to develop new works in response to particular themes such as the problematic relationship between creativity and mental illness, stigma and disclosure, the architecture of psychiatry, and the hope and expectation of neuroscience and psychiatric genetics.
Sara and Julia will be working closely with artists and with organisations such as Journeys, Mind Cymru, Cardiff University, and the Medical Research Council’s Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics in order to develop a series of thematically linked artworks, dialogues and exhibitions.
ATTIC is expected to challenge and be challenged. Its activities will be documented online.
ATTIC is a contemporary art project and gallery exploring our scientific, personal and cultural understandings of the mind. ATTIC is committed to increasing the dialogue surrounding mental illness and to exploring understandings of the wider implications of society’s perception of mental illness and mental health. The next five months is set to be a very exciting at ATTIC gallery as it runs its “Rapid Cycling’ program, where a number of Welsh based artists have been selected to contribute new work based around the organisations mission statement and ethos.
Sara Annwyl is an artist, film-maker and curator with a particular interest in the spiritual and the psychiatric. Her practice revolves around communication and reciprocity.
Julia Thomas is an artist who works at the intersection of art, science and health with a particular interest in creative practice as a process for dialogue and meaning making.
ATTIC is not only looking to involve visual artists but work within the arts in general. Last Monday, for example, saw the launch of the literacy program, where a number of poets and writers will be working creatively together.
Please follow the link to ATTIC’s website : http://atticblogsite.wordpress.com
Attic is based in Albany Road, Cardiff