Portraits of Recovery present: Sustenance

Portraits of Recovery present: Sustenance

29th September 2017 @ 07:00pm

We’re having a gallery picnic! Bring some vegan food, a blanket or cushion and join David Hoyle, Jackie Haynes and the project’s other artistic collaborators in a performative, durational conversation on the making of Apples and Other Fruit. Topics supplied in advance by guests will help to further explore and unpack LGBT+ community relationships with substance use, recovery and the desire for a cultural shift around the provision of alternative and more inclusive social provision.

Dress code is to come as your favourite fruit or vegetable. A limited number of costume creations made by Jackie Haynes will be provided on the night for those not able to make or provide their own. Wearing fruit and vegetable costumes as a ‘radical approach to mental health’ for individuals in dialogue around LGBT+ issues of recovery from substance use, were qualities identified by David in conversation with Jackie at the project’s research stage.

UNSEEN – Simultaneous Realities is a Portraits of Recovery exhibitions project and is financially supported by Arts Council England through the National Lottery, the Cultural Capital Exchange – Collaborative Exchange Programme and SUPERBIA, which supports LGBT+ cultural events as part of Manchester Pride’s commitment to cultural events happening all year round across Greater Manchester.

Entry: Free, booking required

The event is free with limited places and when booking you will be asked to submit a proposed topic for conversation or bring a personal artefact or memento. Those selected for collective discussion will be asked to introduce their topic, or we can do it for you.