Mental Spaghetti Roadshow at Studio 3 Arts, Barking, London.

What: Workshops and exhibition Where: Studio 3 Arts, Boundary Road, Barking, IG11 7JR. Tel: 020 8594 7136 When: See workshop information, below. We’re hitting the road again, Jack, and this time we’re in Barking, East London, at the bloody marvellous community arts hub, Studio 3 Arts! From Monday 6 July until Friday 24 July 2015…

Tempok

Diagnosed with psychosis six years ago, Tempok has submitted some words and art: “A group of masked scientists stand around a TV screen in a stark white room watching a small child while he sits on the floor playing quietly. What is he thinking? Does he know about the accident or that he’s in a…

Terence Wilde end of show Private View at Highgate MH Centre.

Lovely Terence Wilde is having an end of exhibition Private View this Friday 4th May from 4-6pm at Highgate Mental Health Centre. There’s loads of paintings and drawings on display (a few from his collection are featured below) and it really is well worth going to see. I visited his last Private View and was…

Terence Wilde at Highgate Mental Health Centre.

Last night I went to a private view of Terence Wilde’s work at Highgate Mental Health Centre. I was lucky enough to meet up with Terence, a charming man with a super sense of style. He used to be a fashion print designer but gave it up due to the demands of the job. Terence…

Harli Tree.

I recently received a submission from Harli Tree,  who lives with Dissociative Identity Disorder. Harli Tree prefers her ‘alters’ to be addressed so I will be describing Harli as ‘they’ rather than ‘her’ and ‘she’. Harli runs an impressive website for art and photography and I urge you to go and spend some time on…

Imagining the Brain 2010: BrainArt

Trawling the internet looking for new articles and artists to feature on this site I stumbled across a wonderful ‘art-science’ (science inspiring art and art communicating science) competition on the subject of ‘Diversity or Disorder’ and ‘Stages of the Brain’. Please read the flyer below to find out more. Here are some images I would…

Mara McWilliams

Mara McWilliams’ website is a tour de force. Through her site http://www.maramcwilliams.com, I have stumbled upon a great bubbling vat of creativity that, at many points, springs directly from her experiences with mental disorder. I say at many points as although lots of her paintings and writing come directly from ‘that place’, sometimes hugely creative…

SMHAFF Workshop, Edinburgh.

It’s a relief it’s over. Only because I thought I would be rubbish at conducting the workshop. But as it turns out it went really blooming well. On Saturday 8th October I ran a workshop as part of the Scottish Mental Health Art and Film Festival in Edinburgh. The workshop was predominantly for mental health…

Andrew John Williams.

“My name is Andrew John Williams,  I was born and brought up in Wakefield, west Yorkshire, but now live closer to Huddersfield, also in west Yorkshire. I’m 44 years old. I mainly paint abstract artwork in a loose splatter, daub and drip like fashion. I hardly use brushes and knives any more, maybe the ends…

Savannah Borderline.

Savannah Borderline recently submitted some work to the website. Savannah is an 18 year old girl diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. You can read about her diagnosis, living life with mental health ‘difficulties’ (I hate this expression but struggle to find the right way to describe how we get by), and how she gets through…