Steuart Padwick Returns to designjunction for 2019!

We are delighted to welcome back British designer, Steuart Padwick, to designjunction. Steuart will be showcasing a powerful and engaging 2-piece interactive installation called ‘Talk To Me’ on Kings Boulevard from 19-22 September. These large-scale works, standing 4.5metres high are in support of the mental health campaign Time to Change.

“Many of us carry issues/burdens that hold us down and hold us back. For some, these are crippling, and for some even lead to taking their own lives. “Talk to Me” is about the importance of communication”,  Steuart Padwick

This dynamic new series of 2, follows last year’s prominent sculpture/installation at designjunction, Head Above Water, in support of Time to Change and their campaign to rid the stigma of mental health issues. Here is a 3 min video showing the journey of Head Above Water: https://vimeo.com/290775070. The film is now being shown on board all Virgin Atlantic flights as part of their support of Time to Change. Over 30 companies and 100 people got involved to make Head Above Water happen – most working for free. Head Above Water was shown on the BBC, ITV and Sky News, has been nominated for numerous awards and has made a positive impact on so many people….to open a door perhaps, to show mental health can have a positive outcome.

Time to Change

Jo Loughran, director of the mental health anti-stigma campaign Time to Change, said “We know that being open about mental health, and ready to talk and to listen, can change lives. We’re thrilled to be supporting ‘Talk to Me’, which will act as an unmissable reminder of the power of hearing and being heard. You don’t have to be an expert to talk – just being human, empathetic and caring is enough.”

“We are Time to Change, a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems. Our voice is stronger and louder thanks to funding from the Department of Health and Social Care, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund using National Lottery funding. Our campaign is run by Mind and Rethink Mental Illness, and thousands more organisations have joined us to make change happen. For more information go to www.time-to-change.org.uk“.

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