Alright Mate? is an audio-visual installation that explores male mental health through presenting conversations with and photographs of individuals discussing their ideas and experiences around male mental health. It is a collaboration between Exeter-based playwright and mental health specialist Cally Hayes, and artist Hugh McCann, first made for Art Week Exeter 2018, where it was hosted by Roots Barbershop And Social Space, between 22 May and 24 Jun.
With suicide being the biggest killer of men under 50 in the UK, we wanted to create a piece of work that shared and encouraged conversations where men can talk about their feelings, and felt it was important to present it in an informal, everyday space like a barbershop, where it is highly accessible, as well as working in partnership with local independent business.
Our aim is to grow the project in scale and geographic reach, and contribute towards the growing acceptance of men feeling able to express their feelings openly.
For more information please contact Cally and Hugh at: email@example.com