Onside are extremely pleased to announce our involvement in Crowngate's Talking Portraits project in Worcester City Centre.
Talking Portraits features an interactive trail of graffiti artwork around the centre. The art aims to spread positivity whilst removing the stigma around mental health and highlighting the support available. The campaign is designed to bring a little bit of brightness to Worcester.
Onside and Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust have reached out to eight local people who have experienced living with mental health difficulties and have spoken out about their experiences, which has then been translated into the artwork by members of Global Street Art and painted as murals around the centre on vacant units.
The trail forms an uplifting story about resilience and standing firm, with people sharing their experiences of suffering with grief, illness and postnatal depression. The stories share the different approaches people have taken for dealing with their mental health.
Each window shows a colourful and vibrant portrait of the interviewee in graffiti, with a short description and key information on where people can find support. The interactive QR code attached to each artwork links to the online map of the trail, where the viewer can find out more about the person in the painting.
Find out more about the project and the stories of the wonderful people who are involved by visiting: https://crowngate-worcester.co.uk/talking-portraits
Huge thanks to everyone who has helped and supported us with this wonderful project!