"TAIESEID: A Multi-media and oft (accidentally) installation artist with a working practise on mental health, specifically with an autobiographical focus on anorexia and borderline personality disorder. A recent Fine Art graduate from Liverpool School of Art and Design, I have just undertaken my first international residency at Arts, Letters & Numbers in New York, USA. I … Continue reading TAIESEID
A good friend in mental health sent me a link to a website called Better, Drawn. It's a fantastic site, full of high quality submissions. Basically Better, Drawn is a website for "comics drawn by people with experience of living with long-term mental and physical illnesses." Below is their explanation of who and what they … Continue reading Better, Drawn.
Portugal Prints (Westminster Mind), an innovative mental health project based in Central London, are having an exhibition from 7th-9th December. The opening night of the exhibition is this Thursday 1st December where you will have the chance to meet the artists, view their open studio and card making demonstrations. If you are free between 2-5pm … Continue reading Portugal Prints Art Exhibition
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 … Continue reading Mara McWilliams
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 … Continue reading SMHAFF Workshop, Edinburgh.
Nuo Liu is an illustrator and artist (hurrah, like me!) from California. I'm really glad to receive a submission from her as she has lived with an eating disorder and I would really like to help others get their voice heard about just what it is like living with an eating disorder. Eating disorders are … Continue reading Nuo Liu.