WORKSHOP & EXHIBITION CALL: Ubuntu Arts – ‘Lost & Found’ @ Goodmayes

What: ‘Lost & Found’ – Free Creative Workshop & Exhibition Opportunity from Ubuntu Arts Where: The Art Room, Goodmayes When: Thursday 30th July to Thursday 20th August, and Thursday 3rd September to Thursday 24th September Exhibition Opportunity: Ubuntu Arts are a London based non-profit art collective. Following their successful ‘Reaching Out’ event in March 2014…

Spaghetti & The Yeti at FreeSpace Gallery.

Ever fancied hand-publishing the story of YOU in a multi-fold, one tear only, no staple, no glue book, to the many-layered tunes of potatoes, onions and garden-found Action Men, sweetly strummed, plinked and plonked by the nation’s favourite poet-ato, Mr John Hegley? Too late. We’ve already gone and done it. But hey, you can read…

The profound value of arts in homelessness

Guest article by Francesca Baker. Image credit: SkidRobot Source: Huffington Post It’s a narrow-minded assumption that the only thing that is needed to alleviate homelessness is homes. Becoming homeless is a complex experience and is rarely just financial, with relationship breakdown, substance abuse, mental health issues and trauma often within the mix. As a result,…

“All Divided Selves” – Luke Fowler’s film about RD Laing

Art of Psychiatry event: film screening of “All Divided Selves” followed by Q&A with director Luke Fowler, Prof Antony David and Dr Vaughan Bell Date: Thursday 16 October Time: 6-8:15pm (screening approx 6-7.30pm) Venue: Wolfson lecture theatre Institute of Psychiatry The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Luke Fowler, in discussion with…

The Inner Self: Drawings from the Subconscious at CGP London

Nick Blinko ‘The Inner Self: Drawings from the Subconscious’ is a group show of the work of seven Outside In artists all living within Greater London and working on the theme of the subconscious. Predominantly black and white in colour and using drawing as the primary medium, the works were selected from 154 submissions to…

Creativity and Social Support in Mental Health

Mental Spaghetti has been cited as a reference in Roberta McDonnell’s new book, ‘Creativity and Social Support in Mental Health‘. Roberta says, “Hopefully my new book will add to the voices trying to promote positive mental health recovery and a better deal for service users. A short summary of the findings and recommendations in a…

Anxiety Arts Festival 2014

Barbican, South London Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Freud Museum, Wigmore Hall, Dulwich Picture Gallery… Visual art, music, dance, theatre and film “Anxiety Arts Festival 2014 is a London-wide festival that explores the way anxiety and art interact. From the sense of unease created by a Hitchcock film, to new commissions in music by Jocelyn Pook…

Bedford Happy!

A mental health related arts project! In Bedford! Where I’m from! Ticking all the boxes here, press release below, read on folks… Is Bedford the unhappiest place in Great Britain? The national press may think so, but Bedford Creative Arts think differently. Bedford Happy is a project commissioned by Bedford Creative Arts. Kent artist Dan…

Madge Gill Panel Discussion

Art from the Margins has notified me that a panel discussion on the life of Madge Gill has been uploaded to youtube. From AFTM: “Chaired By David O Flynn from Bethlem Hospital, and featuring Roger Cardinal, the coiner of the term Outsider Art, as well as Vivienne Roberts who researched into the mediumistic side of…

Madge Gill: Medium and Visionary

AN EXHIBITION FROM ART AND SOUL, RICHMOND ‘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…