In honour of mental health day last week, we've teamed up with The Connor Brothers and a selection of our artists for a competition to raise funds for CALM; a charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.
We invited The Connor Brothers' Mike Snelle to write an article on the issue and it's personal significance to him and The Connor Brothers:
Every day for the next 6 days we will be posting 2 works on our instagram page, each one donated by a different Hang-Up artist. The price of each piece will be £84 representing the weekly number of male suicides. Each piece will be sold at this symbolic price to one of the lucky followers who take part. All proceeds are of course going to aid CALM in its efforts to prevent this issue. What do you have to do?
Firstly, make sure you are following our instagram and keeping an eye out for works posted daily. For any works you'd like to be in the running for simply:
- Like the post
- Tag 3 friends in the comments
- Share the photo to your story, making sure to tag us @hangupgallery (so we see it!), CALM @thecalmzone, the artist whose work you're sharing and hashtag #ArtForMentalHealth
- Win a print for just £84!
- The best part? You can enter the running for multiple pieces so no need to choose just one!
After the competition is over one lucky contestant will be chosen for each piece and contacted directly to take it home with them.
Below are the 12 works our amazing artists have kindly donated and the days they will be posted...
Monday 22nd: Delphine Lebourgeois and The Connor Brothers
A Little More About The Connor Brothers' Work with CALM
Mental health is an important issue to the Connor Brothers, perhaps even central to their practice. The artists have used their platform continuously to raise awareness on this issue and open a discussion around it, arguably the most vital part of tackling it. They have been working with CALM for some time now, raising funds for the charity on many occasions. Two weeks ago, at the Other Art Fair, which we had the pleasure of attending, the duo raised over £20.000 for the charity through their sales of 12 large prints and 84 smaller pieces, numbers that echo the devastating statistics of male suicide.
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The Connor Brothers were the Other Art Fair’s guest artists this year. They exhibited an interactive project, Postcards to Strangers along with 12 large works, representing the 12 men who commit suicide in the UK every day. Proceeds from their sales are going to be donated to @calmzone in aid of this important cause 🖤 You can check our stories for more of the event.
They also did a number of talks with CALM, discussing mental health, male suicide, masculinity and art as therapy.
Above: Hang-Up attends the Connor Brothers talk at the Hoxton Hotel. From left to right, Martin Robinson, writter of The Book of Man,Simon Gunning, CEO of CALM and James Golding and Mike Snelle, of The Connor Brothers.
Get ready to like, comment and share away. Good luck to everyone. A massive thank you to Mike Snelle for his piece, the Connor Brothers for introducing
us to CALM and organising the competition with us, all the artist for donating their beautiful pieces and of course CALM for the work they do for
this important cause. For any questions don't hesitate to get in touch through email@example.com
Above: Project 84 by Mark Jenkins
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