“We were at first drawn to the description in the article that connects the geography of the UK to the economy ‘…in Britain, it is increasingly on the country’s physical edges, in its seaside towns, that you find people on the outside of the economy looking in.’ The article outlines Blackpool has one of the statistically highest places for the prescription of antidepressants leading to the conclusion that it has some of the highest rates of mental health issues. We felt this was more nuanced than the statistics could show and that there was something optimistic about the fact that people in Blackpool might be confronting their problems and seeking help. We felt that there was a potentially positive angle through the fostering of honest communication and the sharing of negative experiences to support others.”

Bella Riza (artist), London

Emily Briselden – Waters (artist), London


Coming 2019