Fruits of the Mind

King's Centre, Norwich

King's Centre, Norwich

One in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives, and Stephen Fry, Robbie Williams and David Blunkett have all recently spoken of battling depression. On Wednesday, Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health Partnership unveiled this two-day exhibition of artwork which it hopes will further dispel the stigma that often surrounds this issue.

On entering, you are immediately struck by Jon Richmond's Confrontation. Bold and arresting, the painting depicts a riotous assortment of tribal mask-like faces, their expressions mischievous and menacing. In its subject matter and use of vivid colours it recalls the graffiti-inspired artists of 1980s New York. However, it is the Post-Impressionist feel for texture that gives this strident work much of its lingering impact.

Many of the pieces bear the strong imprint of abstract or surrealist influences.

But the varied nature of the exhibition ensures that most tastes are catered for. Jeremy Crisp's Sunrise Over Norwich Cathedral, a succession of seven small photographs, is dignified and uplifting and, as such, representative of the exhibition as a whole.

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