Studio 74 Contemporary Art was proud to support Mind Charity’s Blue Monday for a night of comedy on the 15th January at the Bristol Beacon. The event helped to raise money for the essential mental health and wellbeing services that the Beacon provide to Bristol’s communities. Blue Monday, the third Monday in January, is typically the most depressing day of the year and Bristol Mind’s comedy night aimed to tackle those January Blues by providing an evening of laughter with critically acclaimed comedians.
In support of Mind’s event, we donated an original charcoal by acclaimed Bristolian artist Anna Mazzotta for auction on the night which was also signed by the ‘Right Said Fred’ Brothers. We also added an extra dose of excitement with a vibrant pop-up art exhibition, showcasing a taster of our positive and uplifting artwork to ensure the evening was a kaleidoscope of creativity. Research has shown that art can help to boost confidence, and make us feel more engaged and resilient. Art engagement has also been proven to contribute to alleviating anxiety, depression and stress, so we were overjoyed to be able to rally together with Mind behind such a significant and relevant cause.
A number of our artists including Danielle O’Connor Akiyama, the Connor Brothers and the late Antonio Russo portray the topic of mental health throughout their work- helping to educate, empower and spark important conversations around the topic. Studio 74 are proud to be associated with the evening and to help support Bristol Mind Charity, to find out more about our artists please do contact the gallery, we look forward to welcoming you!