Lee Haigh exhibition will highlight artist's mental health struggles

The Old Parcels Office is at Bridlington Railway Station
The Old Parcels Office is at Bridlington Railway Station

Paintings by an award-winning artist who took his own life earlier this year go on display in Bridlington next week.

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind is hosting the exhibition of work by Lee Haigh, some of which speak of his struggles with mental health.

It is being organised by Lee’s parents, Robert and Caroline, who live in Bridlington.

Mrs Haigh said: “Lee was such a talented artist, we just had to display his art in his memory.

"We’re so pleased we are able to hold this exhibition to also raise money for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, so that we can help to ensure that more people are able to get the help they need for their mental health.

“We miss Lee every day. He was so creative and always involved in a project in the local community- whether that was singing in a local band, helping out at the local U12 football team, or teaching art to other people.

"He was a funny and intelligent young man, but unfortunately he was also greatly troubled and this came through in his art and ultimately led to him taking his own life.”

Emma Dallimore, operations director at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to host this art exhibition at our Old Parcels Office in Bridlington, and I’m really grateful to Mr and Mrs Haigh for offering the exhibition and sale of Lee’s artwork in order to raise money for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind.

"I really hope that many people will be able to visit the exhibition and we look forward to welcoming you.”

The exhibition will be at Old Parcels Office in Bridlington train station, and will run from Monday, October 15 to Friday, October 19.

It will be open 10am to 3pm each day and entrance is free. Mr and Mrs Haigh will be available to talk about the art, and proceeds from any sales will be donated to Hull and East Yorkshire Mind.

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