Shoulder to Shoulder Exhibition

Artists respond to the subject of male identity and mental health

Shoulder to Shoulder is an exhibition by male artists that responds to the subject about male identity and mental health. It explores whether traditional masculinity creates unobtainable emotional standards for men, and limits their emotional expression.

The exhibition challenges tradiotnal ideas of masculinity, a process of socialisation that often ignores mental health concerns. research has identified that in the UK, suicide is currently the most common cause of death in men under 49 and research has suggested that men are less likely to engage in health seeking behaviour. The exhibition challenges the stigma associated with speaking about mental health concerns and emotions.

Exhibition launch

Tuesday 11th October from 6pm -8pm

Refreshments will be available and you will have the unique chance to meet some of the exhibitiong artists and buy original pieces from the show.

Artist talk and forum

We warmly invite you to an artist talk and forum discussing the subject about male identity and mental health on


6pm -8pm

Refreshments and light snacks will be available from our vegetarian cafe.