EUFAMI celebrates 25 years with art exhibition
We believe that one of the best ways to get people talking about mental health in an open and inclusive environment is through art – which is why we are organising an art exhibition in Brussels to mark the occasion.
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A total of 25 artists from across Europe (to symbolise our 25th anniversary), are being selected by EUFAMI members and partners and curated by an independent panel, for an exhibition at the PsycArt Gallery in Brussels, opening on 30 November 2017 under the theme of ‘HOME’.
We chose this theme as we believe that ‘Home is where the heart is’, not only a physical place of bricks and mortar, but also an environment where we feel comfortable and accepted, among people who have our best interests at heart. We hope it will allow us to highlight the role of family care givers and help advocate for de-institutionalisation in mental health care. As such, we aim to bring artwork on mental health, from all over Europe, together in one room and showcase the richness and diversity of our network, and the strengths and qualities of people with mental ill health and their families. We will also reserve a special place for our founding mother, Gusta Froonickx. As well as spending decades tirelessly fighting in the interests of people with mental ill health and their carers, Mrs. Froonickx has also quietly worked as a painter, producing an impressive body of landscape and still-life painting. Her work will feature alongside other contemporary artists, such as Dolly Sen, and photographer Anthony Fisher , and many others.
The countdown is now on and we hope that you can join us in celebrating this landmark event in EUFAMI’s history. Thank you for your support and don’t forget to save the date – 30/11/17