Brilliant sunsets, Dartmoor ponies, and fields of vibrant daffodils all feature in the second photographic art exhibition by SURF, (Service User Recovery Forum) at the Tavistock Wharf until Friday, October 30.
Formed two years ago, SURF aims not only to raise awareness and tackle the sigma of mental illness, but also to give people with mental ill health a chance to attend projects and activities in an environment they feel safe in.
The exhibition showcases the work of five group members including three young carers.
Particularly eye-catching is a close-up of a bee covered in bright yellow pollen, (named aptly Pollen Count) and the striking Lilac Dream triptych highlighting the vivid contrast of purple crocus petals and orange stamens.
More abstract images also feature in the exhibition including a close up of the ends of cut straw in Hollow and hazy blue and white shapes created from the sea, clouds and mountains in Tranquility. There’s humour in the photograph of a desolate country lane entitled Maureen’s Got Us Lost Again!! but poignancy too in Got The Message, which features an abandoned glass bottle in a rock pool, offering the viewer many different narratives.
All artworks, which are printed on canvas, are available for purchase.