The Elephant in the Room Art Project launch event - 23 May

The Elephant in the Room Art Project launch event - 23 May
23May 201718:30


Menier Gallery: 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU

Media Community Network founder, Laverne Hunt, is curating and exhibiting an exhibition of film, art and photography work by students in the diocese of Southwark.

Recent graduates from Central St Martins art school and established artists from the Dulwich Open House project were involved in this work to shine a bright light on dark practice of unreported bullying and mental health issues causing young people such torment.

This work will be shown between 23-27 May 2017 at Menier Gallery: 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU map

In addition to that, you are cordially invited to the launch event on 23 May 2017 to be held at the Menier Gallery (6.30-8.30 pm), which will showcase presentations and talks by:

  • Professor Rosalind George (Goldsmiths University), who will speak about under the radar problems that affect young people, in particular bullying;
  • Bob Clarke (MAMA Youth Project), who will introduce his award-winning filmmaking projects, such as the creation of the ‘meaningful endings’ featured on the Sky one show called what's up TV; and
  • Helen Lederer (Comedienne), last seen on television giving her Abba rendition for Red Nose Day, will bring anecdotal humour to the theme of ‘the elephant in the room’.

Laverne Hunt won Best Volunteer Contribution to the Arts award for Southwark for 2017 and is subject of a current crowdfunding campaign at Just Giving. The work produced in the 'The Elephant in the Room’ art project will be collated with first-hand interviews to create a book, for which contributions will be sought in future crowdfunding campaign.

For further information about ‘The Elephant in the Room’ project and/or the Menier Gallery exhibition, and to send an RSVP to this invitation, please email Laverne Hunt at or call 07947 817733. 

To download the invitation for the event click here