Calendars

Gallery at the Brasserie, John Lewis in Eldon Square

Altering Images of Mentality, together with UK groups and organisations supporting artists with lived experience of mental health problems, have produced calendars supporting World Mental Health Day and raising awareness of stigma and other issues. By getting involved, artists have their self-esteem and confidence raised; the process aims to be open and inclusive.

The calendars are a collection of different art pieces illustrating what those with mental health issues face. They bring into the limelight the problems faced by people with mental health issues by addressing the stigma and discrimination they experience in everyday life.

We are very grateful to the contributing organisations that support their artists; they all get a mention in the calendar and free, hard copies in time for Christmas!

 

2022 Calendar

 

Click here to download the latest calendar.

The download is free but a donation to AIM would be welcome.  We are extremely grateful to all of the artists who contributed to this year’s calendar and wish to apologise to groups and individuals who submitted images that did not feature in the calendar.

Background Information for some of the artwork

The first 4 pieces of art below were created in Art and Crafts groups, facilitated by the Occupational Therapy Team at Hopewood Park Hospital, Ryhope.  Each image is a piece of group work, worked on by several different patients.

‘Beautiful Machine’ was completed using Pebeo Textured Paint, to create the feeling of a range of vibrant metallic surfaces, and harps back to the industrial heyday of the North East.

The drawing of Mother Teresa was completed as a group exercise in ‘cross-hatching’ using everyday biro pens. The image was chosen due to the character, soul and detail of the image, as well as the high contrast, which lends itself perfectly to a pen and hatching style.

This image is from a Sports Project, that once finished will hang outside the Hospital Exercise Therapy Gym. The plan was for each canvas to depict a different sport and to be completed in a different medium.  The image represents Cycling and was rendered using watercolour pencils, to help evoke the sweeping landscape and the tighter detail of the rider and bike.

This image is from a Sports Project, that once finished will hang outside the Hospital Exercise Therapy Gym. The plan was for each canvas to depict a different sport and to be completed in a different medium.  This image represents Swimming and has been completed in Pebeo Textured Paint, to assist in replicating the vibrancy and movement of the water.

‘Family’: the artist’s nephews.  She did this graphite sketch to illustrate how the eldest and the youngest boys show love and support to each other.

The artist wanted to make a loose, abstract painting of a vase of flowers. She took her inspiration from a watercolourist she follows on social media, called Cee Cee. The artist used gold watercolour to highlight the painting and pen and ink to outline the flowers and leaves. Creating this art piece filled her with positivity.

Past Calendars

World Mental Health Day 2021

World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2019

World Mental Health Day 2018

World Mental Health Day 2017

World Mental Health Day 2016

World Mental Health Day 2015

Some themes covered in the 2015 calendar

World Mental Health Day 2014

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