Shirin Teifouri: Rotherham Flourish

Rotherham Flourish will be holding their first exhibition this December. Here is more information about the project, a collaborative art group which brings people together to question preconceived ideas about mental health.

Rotherham Flourish

Rotherham Flourish will be exhibiting their work on 9th of December in Mowbray Gardens library.

This art-based project (funded by Rotherham City Council) was led by Dr Shirin Teifouri (Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Sheffield and an Associate for Sheffield Flourish), in collaboration with Christl Kettle, Alnaar Clayton, Chris Gaynor in Mowbray Gardens library, and eight participants from Rotherham who had experienced different kinds of mental health difficulties.

By using different mediums of expressions such as storytelling, creative writing, poetry, and painting, this project has explored unheard narratives of trauma, fragmented identities, displacement, (un)recovery, solidarity, flourishing, and hope. During 10 weeks course, the participants who came from  different backgrounds and age groups (from 17 to 66 years old), have created a ‘community’ through creative solidarity, compassion and friendship.

For a glimpse of the project please watch this short film created by Shirin.

The exhibition is open from 5th to 16th of December. If you wish to meet and support the group please do come on the 9th  between 10 to 12.30.

Address: Mowbray Gardens library

Herringthorpe Valley Road Rotherham S65 2UH


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