Qube exhibition turns spotlight on mental health

Qube exhibition turns spotlight on mental health

Adam’s photography lays bare mental health battle in thought-provoking debut exhibition at Qube

Qube’s first exhibition of 2023 will shine a light on mental health by showcasing the striking photographic visuals of Oswestry artist, Adam Guiel.

‘Views from the Unconscious’ is an imaginative and challenging collection of work combining photography and photomontage with a dreamlike quality that draws on Adam’s personal struggles with mental health.

Adam is funding the exhibition with a National Lottery Project Grant awarded by the Arts Council England.

Adam was the People’s Choice prize winner in Qube’s 2022 Arts Open competition with his entry entitled ‘The Lucid Path We Walk’. This will be on show alongside some 50 other canvasses that chronicle Adam’s journey from early adulthood dealing with mental health challenges, including through the COVID lockdowns.

He hopes his work will resonate with people and encourage openness and conversation about this difficult but prevalent issue.

He said: “The number of people suffering from mental health problems is rising and there is a need for awareness and understanding in order for society to move forward. The exhibition has the potential to influence everyone on some level.”

Free to visit, the exhibition will run January 12 to February 13 at Qube’s contemporary art gallery space located within its hub in Oswald Road, Oswestry. There will be an open preview evening on January 11 when Adam will be on hand to answer questions about his work.