A Public Art Project
Explore. Express. Share.
Get Involved: A Step-by-Step Guide
Explore. Express. Share.
Step One: Express
Create a piece of artwork on one side of a blank postcard in response to your experience with Mental Health. A painting, drawing, poem... Anything!
Step Two: Explore
Share your experiences or offer some advice and support that might help someone who finds themselves in a similar situation on the opposite side of the postcard.
Step Three: Share
Leave your PostPiece in a public place for a complete stranger to find - Somewhere it could offer someone connection and advice when they need it most.
Follow us on Instagram and share your creation with us using the hashtag #postpieces.
Sharing your experiences and offering some advice could save someone's life.
What Are We About?
As someone living with depression, I know all too well how easy it is
to feel like you're the only one struggling - To feel completely isolated.
It is through art that I work with my hardships and make it through the tough times. This project is all about encouraging as many people as possible to share their experiences with Mental Health creatively so that we can break down the social stigma surrounding this very common issue.
Aims and Ambitions
To encourage people to engage creatively with their mental health; exploring and expressing themselves through art.
To raise awareness of the prevalence of mental health issues - Reminding and reassuring someone who may be struggling that they are not alone.
To share advice and information from direct lived experience.
To promote a more open and honest public conversation about mental health; something that is too often considered a taboo subject.
To offer a cheap, accessible way into the arts; encouraging those who may have little to no previous experience to get in touch with their creativity.
To put a handmade piece of artwork, something you’re much more likely to keep than a flyer, with advice and support information into as many homes as possible:
Make art, not flyers.
To connect complete strangers through art.
To offer an anonymous platform through which people can express and explore their personal relationship with their mental health.
"At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer..."
Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
Our Work So Far...
Post Pieces prides itself on partnering with local artists and organisations in order to collectively end the stigma surrounding mental health and ensure we make as much of an impact as possible
The Rainbow Project
Queers Outside the City
In Feburary 2020, PostPieces headed to Strabane to run workshops for The Rainbow Project NI. We led an 'Exploring Mental Health Through Art' workshop and it was fantastic to hear how creativity can really encourage positive mental health within the LGBTQ+ community. The Rainbow Project NI were extremely accommodating and we are so grateful to have met all the wonderful participants involved.