Artist of the Month: Laurence Ware

Laurence Ware is a graphic artist working across graphics, illustration and game design.

The works on display this month are from a project with Off The Record and The Bristol Cable. Teenage volunteers participated in a series of workshops to express their experiences of having, or caring for someone with, mental health conditions.

These illustrations, based on sketches and testimonies from the volunteers, tell their stories of stigma and diagnosis, coping strategies and the light at the end of the tunnel. Short accompanying audio clips tell us what the images represent to each young person in their own words, which can be seen on The Bristol Cable website here.

Laurence also designs and produces original card games. The first, HipHopManager ’95 is a personal love note to hip hop available in the coexist shop, and he is currently working on his second game as part of a project about public health with Bristol University.

More of Laurence’s work can be seen on his website: