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Great Turnout for Galleria Art Event

Sep 21, 2023 | Recent News | 0 comments

Hatfield-based mental health arts charity H’arts in Mind held an open studio at the Galleria Shopping Centre on September 16th, celebrating their work to promote positive wellbeing through art for the community.

Local Art on Display

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On display was works from over 35 H’arts in Mind members, ranging from over 100 paintings to ceramics, glass, and installations. There were also demonstrations, mini workshops and an area where the public could get a glimpse into what H’arts in Mind members create during their art sessions and find out what our charity does in the community.

A Visit from the Mayor

The Mayor of Hatfield, Councillor Gareth Aicken, went along to officially open the event to the public and spoke with attendees on the importance of art as a tool for mental wellbeing and using our community spaces for good.

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The Work of H’arts in Mind

H’arts in Mind members range from having generalised anxiety, depression, may suffer from loss, trauma, suicidal, unemployed or have physical health challenges such as on cancer treatment, ME, MS or just wish to keep themselves well to stave off any deterioration of their health.

The charity believes that art has a strong place in helping give people a purpose, diversion, something to feel proud about. We pride ourselves on the friendship element of our groups.

H’arts in Mind run a weekly Art Club at Breaks Manor, Hatfield on Mondays as well as online sessions free of charge to the public, friendship days out, Christmas party and opportunities to exhibit works over the year.

To find out more about H’arts in Mind, please visit their website. Their exhibition at The Galleria runs on select dates until October 1st.

If you have an event that you’d like the Mayor to attend, please visit the Invite the Mayor page.


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