Event / 29 Apr 2021

Photography and Wellbeing

Photography and Wellbeing
© Mary Farmilant
Photography and Wellbeing
© Suzie Larke

On Thursday 29 April at 2pm, we warmly invite you to join us for the next in our series of online discussions, Photography and Wellbeing. It is widely recognised that access to and participation in the arts can dramatically improve a person’s physical and mental wellbeing, even more so in the last year where many individuals have turned to creative activities as a way of coping throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mary Farmilant will be joining us on the day to present her series ‘See You on the Other Side’, followed by Suzie Larke in discussion with counselling psychologist Dr Annie Beyer, about her latest project ‘Unseen’. You will also hear about the Southbank London’s Art by Post project which brings free poetry and visual art activities to the people most isolated by the current social distancing measures.

Mary Farmilant is a Chicago-based visual artist working in photography, video and sound and received her nursing degree before turning to photography. ‘See You on the Other Side’ deals with the complex emotional and verbal experience after being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Suzie Larke is a visual artist and photographer based in Cardiff, UK. Her personal work uses conceptual photography to explore themes of identity, emotion, and the human condition. In Unseen, she uses a collaborative approach to photography to depict the experiences of various individuals from all walks of life struggling with mental wellbeing.

Please note that this event will be hosted via Zoom. If you have any access requirements, please email [email protected] prior to the event, and we will do our best to provide support.