Madge Gill: Medium and Visionary


‘Celebrating emotional and mental wellbeing through the arts.’

5 October 2013 – 26 January 2014

“With no training and no aspirations to fame, Madge Gill (1882 – 1961) produced thousands of secretive ink drawings during her lifetime. Her work remains an enigma: is it true she was inspired by an ethereal spirit guide? Was she genuinely in touch with ‘the beyond’, or was art-making a form of self therapy?”

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One Comment Add yours

  1. Dr. Vidyadhar Bapat says:

    Hi Karen,
    Congratulations for an excellent essay. This is Dr. Vidyadhar Bapat from India. I am a Psychotherapist. I also run a self help group here. We use all forms of arts for expressions and ventilation and also perform publicly to overcome stigma in society.
    In this week National Conference of Psychiatric Society has been organized. To help the process of destigmatization, can I use your essay for print media(if the they accept). This will help people to understand an artist in a person who has suffered from the illness. I request you only for benefit of general public. Please convey on my email –
    Respectful Regards and wishing a very happy new year,

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