A NEW thought-provoking art exhibition is being held in Knutsford.

‘Exposing Vulnerablity’ will explore mental health and emotional health language through symbols.

The exhibition is being curated by Louise Crawford and will showcase the work of local artists.

Admission will be free and the display will be held at the Grade II listed Egerton Place on Church Hill to coincide with the Christmas markets on December 3 and 4.

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The pieces look to forge new perspectives and awareness towards wellbeing, bringing the local community together and open the conversation about mental health which has affected many people post-pandemic due to shifting landscapes.

Artist Louise said: “Vulnerability and health are heavily intertwined.

Knutsford Guardian: This cloud study was inspired by JMW Turner's 'Calais Pier' 1803This cloud study was inspired by JMW Turner's 'Calais Pier' 1803 (Image: Louise Crawford)

“Art and science, studies show how the brain constructs the reality it perceives, from information travelling via core systems through the senses.

“This challenges 2,000-year-old thinking on how the brain is not fixed but works in concert with the environment and culture we exist in.

“The brain constructs emotions based on this, forming our social reality and impacting our mental and emotional wellbeing."

The exhibit aims to engage the community in discussion and debate surrounding the links between the creative arts and wellbeing and analysing the shift in consciousness toward mental, physical and emotional health, returning visitors to a time when communication was an instinctive and primal form of expression.

The team of artists participating voluntarily in this community exhibition have created art based on personal experience, topic or emotion.

This wonderful exhibit provides the opportunity to enable artists to share their stories, allowing the artists and viewers to engage and connect on a personal level.

MBOSS and GGM have once again generously provided support to host the exhibition at Egerton Place, a stunning venue right in the centre of Knutsford.

The exhibition will be open on Saturday, December 3 from 11am to 7pm and on Sunday, December 4 from 10am to 4pm.