In occasion of Claim the Sky, an exhibition focusing on the theme of health and wellbeing that features the work of eight local artists, we interviewed Martin Hyde to know from his perspective how art helps meet challenges in health and social care associated with ageing, loneliness, long-term conditions and mental health? How arts are a way of forming, shaping and holding in front of your eyes something you feel internally? And how we can communicate that arts are important for wellbeing because beauty has a role in our lives?
Martin Hyde uses the visual language of painting to explore life as a person living with depression. His works reflects the high, lows, loves, lossess, moods, and experiences that it entails. His work aims to generate a better understanding and acceptance of the issues surrounding people with depression, and the difficulties for those who love them.
Hyde’s works will be on display for Claim the Sky. The exhibition will open on Thursday 13th September 2018 and be on display until Friday 28th September 2018.
There will be a meet the artist event on Thursday 20th September from 6-8pm featuring talks from the artists, with drinks and refreshments provided.
Claim the Sky is free to visit and can be seen Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:30pm.