18 May 2016
Bath Mayor visits Fresh Art@
The Mayor of Bath Will Sandry has become the latest
participant in Fresh Art@ - a creative art project run in
partnership with Creativity Works.
The Mayor wants to highlight the importance of recognising
mental health conditions and reducing the stigma surrounding mental
illness having had a lived experience himself.
"My theory is that if the Mayor of Bath is prepared to say that
he has suffered from the mental health illnesses of anxiety and
depression, no other citizens in the city should be too
embarrassed, worried or ashamed to do the same." said the
The Mayor immersed himself fully in the day, creating stunning
pieces of artwork with guidance from this year's facilitating
artist Jan Blake, Fresh Art@ worker Nat Burgess and the other
members of the team.
At the end of the session the team talked about the project. The
Mayor was surprised that most of the work that was being created
was also being donated and he kindly donated the two pieces he
created that day.
Another participant said "It was lovely having the Mayor come to
our sessions to see what we have been up to. It added another layer
of value to the Fresh Art@ project."
If you would like to see the art work that the Mayor and others
have created, visit the Fringe Arts Bath Festival 2016 between
10am-4pm during 1-12 June. The
exhibition will be held at the Roper Gallery, Bath Artists
Studios, The Old Malthouse, Comfortable Place, Bath, BA1
For further information about the exhibition or the Fresh Art@
project please email firstname.lastname@example.org