Gary Kleiner

“I’m Gary Kleiner, an artist based in Suffern NY, near a place called Hopper House Gallery, the home of Edward Hopper. I’ve rediscovered my artistic abilities while being hospitalised for several months for depression and anxiety. Whilst resident at Frawley Hall, Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern NY, and Four Winds Hospital at Katonah, NY, I did…

BEAR

© Bear the Artist Our guest artist this week is Claire London, also known as Bear the Artist. In this article, Bear explores the relationship of spirituality, healing, and making art. You can see more of Bear’s work on her Tumblr site, here, and buy artwork from her online shop, here. “My Name is Claire…

Installation viewing with added mince pies!

Back in October, in collaboration with Free Space Gallery, Mental Spaghetti and eight contributors* made an outdoor installation. Using plaster of paris, we cast, carved and sculpted our way to making ex-voto style offerings, on plinths, to sit in the front garden of Free Space Gallery. The collaborative sculptures are now installed in the front…

Paintings & Words by Sarah Tansey

Sarah Tansey is an artist, writer, burlesque art model and cabaret dancer. She’s also a single mum to an eighteen year old, who found herself in the clutches of paranoid schizophrenia when her son was just nine months old. Waiting until he was an adult to tell her story, Sarah has published a short, cutting,…

Spirit Parlour at Free Space Gallery

What: Exhibition and workshops Where: Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town, London When:Opening Night: Wednesday 11th November, show runs 2-27/11/15 Artist in residence Philly Hunt showcases her work in progress, ‘Spirit Parlour’, on the theme of ‘safe spaces’, identity, memory and talismans. The show and workshops are an extension of Philly’s personal experiences. Philly says “I…

World Mental Health Day: Create an outdoor installation with us!

What: Workshops to create an outdoor installation Where: Freespace Gallery, 2 Bartholomew Road, London, NW5 When: Friday 9th, 16th and 23rd October In celebration and support of World Mental Health Day 2015 , in collaboration with Free Space Gallery, and in support of the Mental Health Foundation, we will be constructing a plaster of paris…

Event: Art & Music for the Mind, Kingston

‘Sound 1’ What: Art & Music for the Mind When: Saturday 10th October, 2015 Where: All Saints Church, Kingston upon Thames (see FB link for full details) Artist TEMPOK got in touch to let us know he is taking part in Kingston Mental Health Festival in support of World Mental Health day on Saturday October…

Exhibition: Artbeat

What: ‘Artbeat’ exhibition from StepArt Where: The Coffee Lovers Café, South London When: 21st-30th August, PV on Friday 21st and Friday 28th, 17:30 ’til late. “This exhibition has work created by people with psychosis and engaging with the Southwark early intervention.” STEP Team, South London and Maudsley

Exhibition: Exploring the unconscious, Freud Museum

What: Art exhibition,’someunconsciousthings’ When: Ends 4th October, 2015 Where: The Freud Museum, London Running until 4 October 2015, the exhibition someunconsciousthings is a collection of art works and writing on what Goldsmiths’ experienced art therapists understand the unconscious to be, both individually and as a group. Explore the unconscious at the Freud Museum, 8 September…

A huge ‘thank you’ from Barking!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came down to our private view for the Mental Spaghetti group show in Barking last Friday, and to our ever-helpful and accommodating hosts, Studio 3 Arts. An especially big thank you and congratulations goes to our featured artists! The exhibition continues until Friday 24th July, so we aren’t putting all…