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All the Crows by Sarah Finke
All the Crows is an illustration project to combat suicide and improve mental health resources.
Installation by Sarah Finke, Original music performance by Justine Armatage and Alison Beckett
17th September 2021. 12.00 noon – 6pm
18th September 2021 12.00 noon – 8pm with a performance at 5pm and 6.45pm
In Britain our young peoples mental heath is not being taken seriously and we have a crisis on our hands with 1 in 7 young people under the age of 12 attempting suicide. This statistic is hard to take on board even before adding in complications caused by Covid-19. The UK government has made random promises like a thin scattering of bird seed across our soils, but no where near enough to nourish the souls of those who really need our support.
‘All the Crows’ by Sarah Finke focuses our gaze on the mental heath of one young life through this beautifully moving installation that unfolds its way around the gallery, suspended in space, hovering at eye height helping us all to pay attention to what we need to be seeing. This intimate and poetic story also gently shares with the audience a journey of the loss and sorrow of those left behind after a life has abruptly ended, it is a compelling and poignant experience for all those who come and see it, essential viewing and a wake up call for all of us.
Please join us in the gallery to make your own paper origami crow to add to the installation. At the end of the exhibition all the crows will be sent to the new (yet to be announced) Minister for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Patient Safety, with the aim of focusing her mind on positive urgent action that supports those young people who need her help
*Please note: Content covers suicide, self-harm, depression. For help and information on those issues, please contact:
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