Future Photograd: Joanne Coates

Launch Photograd Joanne Coates will be exhibiting her project Liznojan at this years Love Arts Leeds festival! Joanne told us that the exhibition will look at how "walking as part of a photographic practice is a meditative healing process". The launch of the exhibition will take place on Wednesday 5th October at Wharf Chambers, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds; the work will remain on show until the 20th October. 

Images from the series Liznojan

A sense of Place, Liznojan Exhibition. A exploration of mental health in our society through photography. “In Walter Benjamin’s terms, “to be lost is to be fully present, and to be fully present is to be capable of being in uncertainty and mystery.” ‘One does not get lost but loses oneself.’ Accompanying the exhibition an artist talk by Joanne Coates about the series Liznojan where the audience is invited to a relaxed environment in Wharf Cambers (Cooperative Club) where everyone will have the opportunity to discuss issues around Art and Mental Illness. 

Visit the Eventbrite page to register your interest in Joanne's talk, One does not get lost but loses oneself, on Wednesday 12th October, at 6:30 - 8:00pm. Please note; Wharf Chambers is a members’ club and you need to be member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org

Joanne will also be discussing her work at the event Love Arts Conversation at Leeds Beckett University on the 19th October.

Love Arts Leeds is a celebration of creativity and mental well-being which takes place every October in Leeds. The festival aims to get people talking about mental health by sharing creativity. They feature exhibitions, gigs, performances, workshops, talks, debates, discussions and more. The festival is run by the Arts & Minds team.

Joanne will be writing up her experience of exhibiting during the festival plus her artist talk, so keep your eyes on our blog! In the meantime, find out more about Joanne's project Liznojan in her Photograd Feature