New gallery opens to showcase arts

A NEW gallery has opened in Huddersfield to give local people and those who have experienced mental health problems a chance to showcase their artwork.

The Packhorse gallery in the Packhorse shopping centre is run by Support 2 Recovery, a local charity working with people with mental health problems, and has been funded by Kirklees Council and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

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Artwork and crafts on display have been produced by people in touch with Support 2 Recovery, as well as by members of the public, and are available to buy.

Sian Smith, project lead at the gallery, said: “We have set up the gallery to not only offer local artists the opportunity to display their work but also to promote positive messages about mental health.”