The combination of comedy and art – what could be better? This December, the two creative pursuits will come together for a wonderful exhibition at Fiumano Clase Gallery.
Showcasing the innovative artworks of some of Britain’s best-loved comedians (including Jack Whitehall, Vic Reeves and Harry Hill to name a few), Art is the Best Medicine aims to celebrate art’s remedial and curative potential, while all profits raised will be generously donated in support of mental health charity, Mental Health UK.
Designed by renowned British comedian Annie McGrath, the uplifting exhibition spotlights the connection between comedy and mental illness, whilst celebrating art’s ability to act as an antidote to this. Comprising of joyous paintings, photography, poetry and more, the inspirational showcase promises to fascinate and enthral, revealing the unseen talents of comedians such as Jessica Hynes, Mawaan Rizwan, Chris Hayward and Josie Long.
Gallery Directors Francesca Fiumano and Andrés Clase said: ‘We hope to raise lots of money for Mental Health UK, a brilliant charity doing excellent work, especially around Christmas, which can be a particularly difficult time for people suffering from mental health problems.’
CEO of Mental Health UK, Brian Dow said: ‘While we’ve made undeniable progress in our understanding of mental illness, the work is by no means done. Too many people still find it too difficult to talk about their own experiences. That’s why events like this are still so important. It shows that no matter who you are, open and honest conversations about our mental health have the power to bring real change to people’s lives. I’d like to thank Annie, and everyone involved, for all of their fundraising efforts, and we look forward to a successful event.’
Fiumano Clase Gallery, Unit 12, 21 Wren St, London WC1X 0HF
13th – 20th December 2019.
Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 6pm | Saturday, 12 – 4pm