Third year students Sally Proctor and Emily Wheeler have been working on a project related to the Arts for Health organisation that is based within the School of Art at MMU. They have been working with Dr Langley Brown to develop what they call a ‘resuscitation’ of a project developed by people involved in the area of arts for health within Manchester in the 1980s. The original project involved the collective production of a large mural mosaic by patients and artists for a Manchester hospital. The mosaic entitled ‘Head for the Hills’ referred to the Mass Trespass protests on Kinder Scout in the Peak District in the 1930s and had been produced partly through the patients and artists traveling into the Peak District to experience this non-urban environment. The current project involves the creation of a scaled down version of the original mosaic for public display. Sally and Emily are interested in intersections between art, mental health, and the natural environment.
For more information on their project see their Facebook page.