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We The Human: A Quiet Blue Wall

20 December 202221 December 2022

**Content warning: mentions mental health and suicide**

We The Human: A Quiet Blue Wall is an ongoing project on the subject of suicide prevention and raising awareness around mental health.


Someone, somewhere or maybe even yourself needs a quiet acknowledgement that struggles with emotional and mental health too many times come from the complexities of how society is structured. This is a collaborative artwork aiming to lower the number of suicides through the use of the cultural and creative sectors. The work aims to run until 2030 when it will be archived.

This project is led by Brighton based artist Laura Mohapi and her newly founded C.I.C. The Head of a Pin.

This is a collaborative art project and everyone is invited to take part.

Join us in the gallery for this exhibition which coincides with International Human Solidarity Day.

Opening times

Tuesday 20 December, 1 – 9pm

Wednesday 21 December, 1 – 6pm

Get Involved

Paint a self-portrait in any style. You’ll need the following materials:

  • 30cm x 30cm canvas board
  • Prussian blue & white oil paint only
  • Brushes & mineral spirits to clean them

Get 20% off your materials at Cass Art Brighton using the discount code: ONCA20 (T&C’s apply – see below for more info).

No experience necessary, all levels of artistic ability welcome.

Submit your painting before 16 December in one of two ways:

  1. Post to Flat 37, 8 – 10 Richmond Terrace, Old College House, Brighton BN2 9SY
  2. Drop off at ONCA gallery during opening hours (Wed – Fri, 1 – 6pm & Sat 1 – 4pm).

Please note by submitting your painting to this project you consent to it becoming part of the collective archive and property of The Head of a Pin (CIC).

This project is generously supported by Phakama, SEAS, Cass Art Brighton and Arts Council England.



Image credits: artworks by Laura Mohapi, Daniel H Bell and Kerrie Eddy Fox

Image description: grid of four square painted self portraits in Prussian blue and white oil paint

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