in Events November 24, 2017
This October, AIMS Advocacy’s Conversations in the Crafternoons group presented their project ‘Collective Vision’ at Summerhall, Edinburgh for the fifth annual edition of Out of Sight, Out of Mind.
Out of Sight, Out of Mind is a collaborative exhibition of over 100 artworks in various media, created by people who are using the arts to express themselves in relation to their experiences of mental health issues.
Collective Vision is a series of works exploring the concept of collaborative working, through a combination of sculpture, textiles, craft and writing. Conversations in the Crafternoons aims to share ideas through talking while making. This work celebrates how we as individuals see and interpret things differently, and explores how we can combine these ‘collective visions’ to create works as a group. In this project, the group aimed to make artwork which other people can take their own meaning from, and we invite the viewer to form their own ‘vision’ from the pieces.Being part of Out of Sight, Out of Mind was a great experience, as we got put our work out there and see it in a different way. We had the opportunity to go and explore all the other works in the exhibition, which allowed us to see our project not just as a standalone artwork, but part of a much bigger community of artists with lived experience of mental ill health.
Photography by Chris Scott