Wen Wu opens Scratch the Surface Festival 2017
@STSfestivalCov, on Sunday October 1st. Scratch the Surface is a mental health arts festival that has been co-curated by Mental Spaghetti, amongst others, with festival organisers, Collective//Pod.
Be part of an ‘audience with…’ Wen Wu, on Sunday 1st October at 1:30pm, Fargo Village, Far Gosford St (Map).
Wen Wu’s exhibition in the CCCA Shed is also part of Coventry Biennial 2017,
Wen Wu at the CCCA has been co-curated by Mental Spaghetti and Collective//Pod. Special thanks Riflemaker Soho
@Riflemaker_Soho for loaning Wen Wu’s paintings to us!
“Behind every brutal scene/there is beauty/in Suburban English Magick: Peer in to the world of semi-rural village life in the Shires. Modern day folklore, witchcraft and the uncanny, dressed in sportswear, driven in souped-up race cars, depicted in paint and recited in tongue.”
Large scale live painting and audio installation by Mental Spaghetti founder, Marie-Louise Plum.
From 2-16 September, a picture of Suburban English Magick will be built up, in paint and tongue, in the Bob and Roberta Smith CCCA Shed, Coventry.
Custodians of the CCCA, The Pod, have programmed this live painting exhibition in the run-up to the Scratch the Surface Festival, 2017, co-curated and programmed with various partners, including Mental Spaghetti.
Please note that live painting and audio installation will only take place between 10am-6pm, from Fri-Sun, from 2-16 September. The installation is visible at all times, during Fargo Village opening hours. Please see website for more details.
DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE HERE: Suburban English Magick Press Release
VISUAL ART EXHIBITION: ‘SURVIVORS STORIES’
To mark the 10th anniversary of our collective F.E.E.L. (Friends of East End Loonies), are hosting the LOONIES FEST, a major diverse event to celebrate the joint work and achievements of the past decade.
We would like to invite Artists to submit their works for the group exhibition ‘SURVIVORS STORIES’.
The call is open to artists with lived psychiatric hospital/psychosis experience, as we will be celebrating past and present Survivors, patients, ex-patients, service users (whatever people prefer to be called).
The show will run between 5th to 19th September 2017.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 15th August 2017 by 5pm
PLEASE SEND SUBMISSIONS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
FURTHER ENQUIRIES TO: email@example.com
LOONIES FEST web page http://bit.ly/2sh1Bbk
Facebook event page http://bit.ly/2vgCeEC
Ana Pallares, born in Barcelona in 1993, is a self-taught artist, whose practice reflects on pain, death and other intangible realities which all too often occur with little reason.
What: Exhibition – The Fabric of Being
When: 22 February – 17 March 2017, open Weds-Fri, 10am-5pm
Where: Bethlem Gallery, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX. Map