'Skeletons Out Of The Closet' is a series of arts activities culminating in a pop up exhibition and event, inspired by our visit to Mexico during the Day of the Dead celebrations and our studies with Mexican artist Boris Spider.  During Day of the Dead in Mexico, death is treated as a subject that is talked about rather than ignored, and we applied the same principles to the subject of mental health, currently a huge taboo in our society.  Using art to bring fears about our mental health into the light, we worked with participants via The Seaview Project and Recovery College to create exhibition pieces including clay puppets and concertina books. 


The project included making skull mobiles at Jerwood Gallery, a pop up exhibition and event at De La Warr Pavilion, and a mini tour of our Creative Caravan which saw us visiting housing estates in order to help residents screen print their own skull themed T shirts.


The project was hugely popular and you can watch a short clip of the activity at this link: