Euphoria: John Hammonde

Euphoria: John Hammonde

For Kent based artist John Hammonde, the creative process evokes feelings of excitement, anticipation and euphoria. In his explosive and expressive art pieces he uses a spectrum of colour to express an array of emotion. In our chat John shares his creative process, his exciting collaboration with Folkestone Fringe this year and how art is essential for a balanced mind and a healthy mental wellness.

Nostalgia: Andre de Nervaux

Nostalgia: Andre de Nervaux

For Filmmaker and Photographer Andre de Nervaux, Andre has always found happiness in nostalgia; capturing the beauty in mundane moments before they pass by. We speak about the inspiration behind his recent film ‘Phosphenes’ – a letter to his younger self; his dreams and visions in film and how his art practice affects his well-being. Andre also shares some some advice to those looking to break into film.

Creating a sacred space

Creating a sacred space

Now more than ever, having a sacred space that allows us to escape from the stresses of life, the endless notifications that flood our screens and the noise of daily life is needed for our mental health and overall well-being. Here are 3 simple steps you can take to create your own sacred space at home to bring more peace, reflection and creativity to your life.

Let’s talk mental health: Alix de Bretagne

Let’s talk mental health: Alix de Bretagne

Alix de Bretagne creates conceptual art to experience the liberation that comes with self-expression; finding inspiration in the awareness and understanding of the human experience. Through his art, Alix shares his personal experiences with mental health in order to connect with others, whilst challenging stigmas around depression, anxiety, body dysmorphia and suicide. I ask Alix about his latest piece 'H8 Ball'; what art means to him; and what needs to change in society for people to feel more accepted and supported.