This year we want to shout about the role that the creative arts can play in recovery. That is why we are hosting an exhibition called ‘Creative Force’ at the Mall Galleries (London) from Tues 7- Sun 19 August.
Creative Force will showcase the creative works produced by those that we support and will bring to life the power of creativity in recovery.
We’d love you to come and show your support by attending the exhibition. All the info you need is below:
If you have been supported by Help for Heroes (as a Veteran, Serving Personnel or family member over 18), we invite you to take part in the exhibition by submitting anything creative that you may have produced. This could be a poem, sketch, painting, piece of woodwork, sculpture, engraving, music composition, photography or even the planting in your garden. If art and creativity have played a role in your on-going recovery, then this is for you.
To make things as easy as possible, we have created a guidance document that has all of the details on Creative Force and what it means to take part.
For the guidance document and more information on entering please click on the resources below. If you do have any further questions then get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note the closing date for submission is Thursday 12 April 23:59.
Constantine Anjulatos holds an MA in Fine Art and is also active as a Curator, owning a gallery space in London at the Old Biscuit Factory.
In 2016, he founded Art Number 23, an organisation that supports exhibiting artists and promotes their work through local (UK-based) and international shows. Previous events at Art Number 23 include exhibitions in the United States (West Virginia, New York and Philadelphia), Russia (Moscow), Greece (Athens), and Germany (Berlin).
Constantine’s work as an artist is influenced by social behaviour and the function of the human brain. His interest in psychology, coupled with his past experience in working with people with poor mental health, is what made Constantine want to be a part of this exciting project.
According to the Curator: “This exhibition is designed to encourage people to keep expressing their personal experiences and emotions through art, and especially those people who need it most. The military and creativity are two contrasting concepts and it will be interesting to put them together. I want to get closer to people who have personal experiences that are perhaps more intense than the average. I want to see all of those experiences and feelings conveyed through colours and shapes using creativity, a side of our nature that we should all be proud of, and grateful to have.”
Constantine Anjulatos, Curator
Constantine holds an MA in Fine Art and is also active as a Curator, owning a gallery space in London at the Old Biscuit Factory. Constantine’s work as an artist is influenced by social behaviour and the function of the human brain. His interest in psychology, coupled with his past experience in working with people who suffer from mental health disorders, is what made Constantine want to be a part of this exciting project.
Jenny Arthy, Creative Director
Exhibiting artist, book Illustrator, curator and art tutor, Jenny established the art room at Tedworth House where she has delivered Art as a Therapeutic Activity since 2011. On occasion she has also exhibited her students’ artworks, most notably participating in ‘Marlborough Open Studio’ from Tedworth art room in 2016. www.jennyarthy.com
Jess Baker, Head of Recovery Communications
Jess is responsible for ensuring those we are here to support know the full breadth of what is available to them and how to access our services. Her team also tell the public the incredible stories of those we have empowered, to inspire others and encourage support, so that we can continue to be here for those that need us. Jess is excited to be part of the Creative Force project as it provides a fantastic opportunity to highlight the incredible role that creativity can play in recovery.
Ollie Metcalfe, Head of Band of Brothers and Sisters Fellowship
Ollie is responsible for the Band of Brothers and Sisters network throughout the UK and her role is to ensure that there is a consistent delivery across the regions through the events run by the regional coordinators. She has a background in creative arts and is excited to support those who submit entries for this project. We are thrilled to be showing the power of the creative arts through Recovery and is looking forward to seeing what is sent in.
Anne-Laure Jaouën, Partnerships Marketing Manager
Anne-Laure is project lead for Creative Force. Anne-Laure is a keen jewellery-maker and specialises in wire-weaving - a technique she finds helps with relaxation and mindfulness. She has previously run jewellery-making workshops at Tedworth House for Band of Sisters members and is a firm believer in the power of creativity for health and wellbeing.