Charity Private View
Wednesday 21 October, 5.30pm – 9.30pm
CoolTan Arts is an award-winning arts in mental health charity, run by and for adults with mental distress, who promote the belief that mental well-being is enhanced by the power of creativity.
The Southwark-based charity exists to inspire and transform the lives of people with mental distress and with long term conditions though creativity and self-advocacy. CoolTan Arts enables people to re-connect with their aspirations, develop professional skills, stay well and have an improved quality of life.
Art lovers transformed themselves into some of CoolTan’s favourite arty heroes and heroines including Vincent van Gogh, Frieda Kahlo and Yayoi Kusama, all of whom have experienced mental distress, in the CoolTan photobooth at the Private View!
Thursday 22 October, 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Art just wouldn’t be art without a pARTty! Visitors swung by Thursday’s Late View for a sophisticated evening of art and music, whilst toasting their purchases with a complimentary drink from the artisanal Gin and Tonic bar.
6.30 – 7.30pm
Drink and Draw with Frui
Always wanted to learn how to draw, but have suffered from beginner nerves? Frui’s Drink and Draw gave visitors the chance to practice their drawing skills with guidance from Frui’s very own art tutors and a host of other scribblers.