Artist: Jasmine Surreal

Doris Day and Doris Night ©Jasmine Surreal Also exhibiting at the excellent Bobby Baker/Bethlem/Outside In combo light-box show in Stratford, ‘Letting in the Light’, is Jasmine Surreal. Jasmine describes herself as a “surrealist symbolic artist with a lot of humour”, and to this statement, we concur. Her works are illustrative in style, and extremely playful,…

Call for Submissions: ONE BARE FOOT SQUARE

WHAT: Call for art submissions for One Bare Foot Square. WHEN: Deadline, 7 May 2016. First show runs 30 July – 13 August 2016. WHERE: Launch exhibition, July 30 2016, Amsterdam Outsider Art Gallery. Are you an artist interested in exhibiting with other artists, in a collaborative touring exhibition, with the opportunity to host the artwork…

Q&A With John Moore, The Rebel magazine

Artist Harry Pye runs The Rebel magazine. He recently interviewed John Moore, who we exhibited at Menier Gallery, about art, music and some things in-between. Please visit The Rebel’s website to see the full interview, and, of course, check out John’s website here.

The Mind Machine: DAO Review

Colin Hambrook, Disability Arts Online editor, has written a wonderful review of The Mind Machine. Great mention is made of Yvonne Mabs Francis, describing seeing her work again for the first time since the 1990s as a ‘personal pilgrimage’. To see the review in full, please visit Disability Arts Online.

FEATURED: The Mind Machine

Our first exhibition of the year, at the Menier Gallery, London, has swiftly come, and all too swiftly gone. The Mind Machine was a week-long exhibition featuring eight of the ten artists we are working closely with – Yvonne Mabs Francis, John Moore, Jan Arden, Marie-Louise Plum, Mikey Georgeson, Terence Wilde and Vincent Black. By…

Disability and Political Activism in Art

Want another reason to love (the late, Lord) Dickie Attenborough? Ya know, the “world leading filmmaker, actor and life-long patron of the arts”. Need another reason to hold him even closer to our collective nations’ breast? I got one: The newly opened gallery at the Attenborough Arts Centre. Richard Attenborough founded the absolutely excellent Attenborough…

Borderline Arts 8 hour Artathon

Eight Hour Artathon to Tackle Mental Health Stigma Nine artists are doing an all-nighter to make art for 8-hours straight… “This Saturday 24th October, while you’ll all be tucked up in your beds, 9 of us are giving up our lovely warm beds for a night to spend 8 hours solid (overnight) creating art to…

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: Kayleigh Baker at King’s College London

What: ‘Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?’ by Kayleigh Baker When: 7/10/15 until 11/12/15 Where: King’s College London, see below for full details You are invited to the Opening Evening of Kayleigh Baker’s new exhibition 7 October 2015, 17.00 – 20.00hrs The MRC Social, Genetic & Developmental Psychiatry Centre Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology…

Exhibition: Cathy Ward at Good Luck Gallery

What: UK artist, Cathy Ward. Click here for press release. When: 05/09/15 – 03/10/15 Where: Good Luck Gallery, Los Angeles Friend of Mental Spaghetti, Cathy Ward, has a solo show opening this weekend at Good Luck Gallery in Los Angeles. We could do a lazy post about how intricate, complex, mysterious and other-worldly Cathy’s work…