New Ffotogallery Exhibition addresses issues of mental wellbeing and resilience

Ffotogallery is delighted to announce its new exhibition, Unseen by Suzie Larke, on display at the gallery in Cathays, Old Sunday School, Fanny Street, Cardiff CF24 4EH from 30 June until 17 July 2021. There will be a Family Wellbeing Event on Saturday 3 July. Admission Free.
The project aims to help people express their experiences through conceptual photography. As the artist explains:
“Part of being human is to struggle. The struggles of those with mental health conditions are often not outwardly apparent and can lead to people feeling isolated in their experience. This project aims to help people express their experiences through photography. It aims to increase awareness and conversation about mental wellbeing, and unite us in the knowledge that everyone goes through – and can overcome – struggle”
Unseen uses conceptual photography to depict the experiences of struggle of a group of participants. Suzie uses constructed imagery, digitally stitching photographs together in such a way that they present as a single, untampered image. By using ‘magical realism’ to transform photographs that take the everyday and skew it, she creates images that interpret the subjective experience of struggles with mental wellbeing.
This project is commissioned and supported by Unlimited, celebrating the work of disabled artists, with funding from Arts Council Wales.
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Artist Suzie Larke
Suzie Larke is a visual artist and photographer based in Cardiff. She works internationally as a commercial and fine art portrait photographer
Suzie is interested in representing an internal state rather than capturing a moment in time. She creates images that challenge our notion of reality – combining photographs to create an image that defies logic. Her work explores themes of identity, emotion, and mental health. Her project In the Mind’s Eye transformed her own personal experience of depression into something tangible.