Omari Eccleston Brown: The World Upside Down Talk Series
Join Omari Eccleston-Brown for an inspiring talk on rebuilding confidence post-lockdown and learning to love ourselves. Omari Eccleston Brown is an acclaimed motivational speaker and educator who uses his own experience of living with Body Dysmorphia (a condition impacting 1 in 20 teenagers in Scotland) to empower young people to believe in themselves and make good things happen in their communities. Artist Huss Al-Chokhdar and Andrew Eaton-Lewis, Mental Health Foundation, will join Omari for post-talk panel discussion.
Andrew Eaton Lewis, Scottish Mental Health Foundation
As programme officer for the Mental Health Foundation, Andrew Eaton-Lewis works year-round to support creative projects that address mental health; he is also one of the core programming team for the annual Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, now in its 15th year.
Outside of his Mental Health Foundation work, Andrew also runs the Lewis-based arts organisation sruth-mara, programmes the annual Hebridean Dark Skies Festival, now in its third year, and is Edinburgh festivals editor for Scotsman Publications. As a songwriter his music has featured on seven albums as well as numerous theatre shows and films.
Huss Al-Chokhdar, Artist
HUSS is a Middle Eastern artist based between Cairo and Glasgow. His artwork combines installation, sculpture, visuals and audio to create immersive performance pieces. Huss uses his work as a performance/visual artist to raise awareness of issues facing the Middle East, particular the stigma Arab communities face regarding mental health. Alongside TAAHLIAH and Farah Hussain, HUSS was part of the inaugural Rising Residency at Jupiter Artland in 2020, programmed in collaboration with Glasgow platform OH141 and Sarra Wild.
Panel chaired by Claire Feeley, Head of Exhibitions and Learning at Jupiter Artland
Alongside Director Nicky Wilson, Claire curated and produced Rachel Maclean’s 2021 commission for Jupiter Artland, bringing together teenagers from across Scotland to share their voice on what future they want as part of ORBIT Youth Council.
Omari Eccleston-Brown will lead a small-scale, private workshop for young people and family members with further questions on the topics raised in his talk from 4 – 5pm. Places are £15 per family group. To book your space CLICK HERE.