An exhibition actively confronting the issue of mental health through the work of multiple artists and a series of public events.
Alongside an ongoing public programme of events, this exhibition gives form to individual experiences of mental illness. Central to the exhibition is a selection of works from the Musgrave Kinley Outsider Art Collection, on loan from the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, one of the largest collections of artwork by artists working outside of mainstream systems of art education and galleries, including artists with mental and physical disabilities.
Focusing on works from the collection by artists who have experienced mental health conditions, the drawings and paintings on display within The Fragmented Mind illuminate different forms of perception and re-frame how we might think about mental illness. The exhibition also features an immersive audio work, Listening to Voices, produced by sound artist Pedro Rebelo in collaboration with individuals who hear voices.
This exhibition is programmed in conjunction with Lindsay Seers: Every Thought There Ever Was as part of a season of activity at the MAC focusing on mental health awareness.