We’ve chosen our charity!
We are delighted to announce that after serious consideration, we have chosen to support the excellent charity My Black Dog for Unhooked 2022! We look forward to working with the organisation throughout the year. Please see the dedicated page in the menu to read more about the organisation and donate!
Unhooked the Exhibition 2021, curated by Dale Tyler-Lodge from Mernpunk Ltd, was an art exhibition which featured the works of fourteen artists, all of whom were inspired by mental health in some way. The event took place from 9th – 17th October 2021 in Gosport, Hampshire. Between the auction and fundraising leading up to the […]
Thank you to the Portsmouth News for attending the exhibition and printing this fabulous report
Launch Night Was a Resounding Success!
The launch night of Unhooked ’21 at Yellow Edge Gallery, Gosport was, we are very pleased to announce, a huge success! Artists Mernpunk, MP13TZ, Gary Moore, Tom Fry, Clarke Reynolds, Charlotte Hampson, Jazmine Saunders and Hayley Paterson attended the artist meet and greet. After introductions and a few glasses of wine, CEO of Solent Mind […]
Unhooked in the media
Many thanks to The News Portsmouth, and the Gosport Globe for featuring articles about our exhibition. You can read them here: Portsmouth News Feature Gosport Globe Feature
Arts Exhibition “Unhooked” Showcases Artists Raising Awareness for Mental Health Charity Wednesday, 14th July 2021: Artists will unveil works inspired by their own mental health stories at the Yellow Edge Gallery in Gosport later this year. The Unhooked Exhibition, curated and managed by Dale Lodge of Mernpunk Alternative Interiors, provides artists with a platform to […]
Read Curator Dale’s Interview with Britain Uncovered
Ahead of the Unhooked exhibiton taking place later this year, Britain Uncovered is today speaking with curator, Dale Mernpunk, about diet culture, the negative impact of social media, the reasons why BMI calculators are unhelpful, and many other important body image issues. In addition, we also hear more about Dale’s latest work, ‘Famine’, which is […]
Artist MP13TZ Speaks to Solent Mind
Matt tells us Solent Mind how painting has helped him express his feelings and quiet his mind. ⠀ https://www.instagram.com/p/CP8yYlPpKxl/
Watch Hayley’s Video Speaking About Her Experiences
Hayley from Southsea shares her story with Solent Mind, giving an insight into how art has helped her mental health. https://www.instagram.com/p/CP3GAVqJ6R4/
Artist Charlotte Hampson speaks to Solent Mind
Charlotte from Portsmouth tells us how painting has helped her better understand her own emotions and shares a few of the benefits she has experienced from her painting practice. https://www.solentmind.org.uk/news-events/blog/charlottes-story-art/
Curator Dale Speaks to Solent Mind
Unhooked curator Dale @mernpunk speaks to Solent Mind….[REGRAM] Dale tells us about how creating art has been an important part of her mental health journey and how her new exhibition ‘Unhooked’ (@unhookedtheexhibition) will showcase the work of other artists depicting their own struggles with mental health issues.⠀⠀She says “I didn’t want Unhooked to be a cliché of […]
Read Tom’s Interview with Solent Mind
Tom shares a poem about his experiences of depression and tells us how art and poetry have been an important part of his mental health journey. Read his story: Tom’s Interview Instagram Video
You might be wondering why we chose the name Unhooked..Curator Dale explains: “The reason I chose the name Unhooked was because that is a word that has been integral to my own therapeutic journey. There have been times when I’ve been with my counsellor, giving myself a really hard time and expecting everything to change […]