Successful portrait exhibition comes to Uppermill

AN EYE-CATCHING photographic portrait exhibition celebrating people who live with mental illness opens in Uppermill on Tuesday, March 12.

The Open Shutters exhibition features 32 black and white portraits by Oldham photographer Lisa Marie Gee and was showcased at Gallery Oldham last Autumn to rave reviews.

Now, the exhibition is coming to Saddleworth at the Style and Salvaged Coffee Shop in Lee Street and will be on show until the end of March.

The exhibition’s message is while mental illness is very challenging, people can often draw positives from their experiences, which can have life-changing effects.

Lisa said: “I’m really pleased the exhibition is going on show again. Mental health is never far from the headlines, and it’s important to show people it doesn’t have to be seen as an entirely negative experience. There is light at the end of the tunnel.”

Limited space means that not all the portraits will be on display all the time, but with a changing display they will all be shown during the month.

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