Introducing - the temps

the temps erin veness xaverine bates amanda jobson susan jeanne janey moffatt laloe frames of mind towner gallery eastbourne mental health

I'm annoying when I get the wind up my bum. It's ok I know it too. You may chuck things in my direction and go and tell me to piss off, I'm cool with this. I have all the belief in the world that I'm going in the right direction and I'm enjoying it too.

So, remember back awhile a go I send there were interesting developments? Well, it's all come into fruition in the best possible way.

On Tuesday 2nd December the Frames of Mind exhibition had it's Grand Opening. I've written about the temps before, when everything was hushhush and identities were still being formed, there was a heightened level of excitement for this show at The Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, and I can't help but be so proud of not only myself, but the wonderful artists I've worked with on this.

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I've said before how being part of creative collective is so good for me, and I want to reiterate this point. Reach out, no matter what type of creative field you're in, find people that inspire you, find people that challenge you just enough to bring out the best in you. Having that support is a godsend when you're rocking all the self doubt in the world.

the temps are a group of artists that live with mental illness, be it Borderline Personality Disorder, Anxiety, Depression or Bipolar. We work together with a common goal of an exhibition, giving us a focus that isn't all doom and gloom, because there is enough of that in life as it is.

I'm not going to write a review of the show, enough people have done exactly that and they've written about it better than I have when I know I'm too excited about what this means for the future to be objective.

If you want to know more about thetemps, there's a bit on us here at MentalSpaghetti. Maybe it'll enlighten you, maybe not? For now thought, I'm going to leave you with a few more images and links to the other artists, and I'm going to go and lay on the floor and swim in anticipation for what comes next.

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