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Inside Out: Public Art, Nature and Mental Wellbeing


The Line is delighted to announce Inside Out, a three-day public programme taking place between 10-12th October.

Inside Out builds on Madge Gill: Nature in Mind, a multi-site exhibition of the late Newham-based artist’s work and a series of creative workshops that have been realised in collaboration with Mind. Focusing on the link between public art, nature and mental health, The Line seeks to facilitate dialogues between artists, cultural organisations, and mental health specialists. It will consider:

  • How can art in the public realm help build connections with nature?
  • How can nature and creative activity address some of the challenges to mental wellbeing in the UK today?
  • Who benefits from access to art outdoors, and what are the social and physical barriers?

The Inside Out programme culminates in a symposium hosted by CREATURE (Research Centre in Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement) that will explore ideas of resilience in public art, nature and mental wellbeing. Creativity has long been an outlet for personal expression and an antidote to mental suffering, and research highlights the positive impact of spending time in nature. The programme aims to bring together those interested in art, nature and wellbeing through an engaging three-day programme that consists of creative activities, site visits and a roundtable discussion.

Find out more about our upcoming events:

Booking for all events is essential. Please visit Eventbrite to reserve your place.

This programme would not have been possible without the support of our partners and funders, London Metropolitan University, Mind Tower Hamlets and Newham, National Lottery Heritage Fund, St William, Royal Docks Team, London Borough of Newham, London Legacy Development Cooperation and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

WATCH: Madge Gill: Nature in Mind

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