Passion For Compassion Art Exhibitionexhibition Fri 24 – Sat 25 May 2019, 12:00 – 18:00
3-5 Paris Street
Exeter EX1 2JB
- Free with suggested donation of £5. Tickets on the door.
Passion for Compassion is a University of Exeter student-led art project, which worked closely with Lightbox: The Creative Collective. The goal of the exhibition is to increase compassion within the local community. The project consists of a series of workshops and art commissions that finally culminate in an interactive art exhibition, open to the public.
In the exhibition, attendees will be given pieces of paper and be encouraged to write messages of affirmation and support to the artists, in response to the art they see. The artists will have made art work on the theme of : 'a personal time in your life when you were frustrated, critical or neglectful of yourself.' In the exhibition, they will hang over 100 messages of affirmation and support, generated from their workshops, from string and fairy lights attached to the ceiling. The finale will be a site of an exchange of compassion between the exhibition attendees and all individuals involved in the workshops. Attendees will be given the instruction: 'Think about a problem you are facing in your life at the moment. Go through the messages. Hang up the messages you have written, and take off messages that speak to you to keep for yourself.'
All are welcome to the Closing Night Party, which will be at MakeTank from 21:00 - 23:00.
This is a non-profit project, with all proceeds being donated to local arts and mental health charity, Magic Carpet.