Blinko & Neate: Unlocking Worlds

Man on cross 2017, 11.5x8.25 inches (1)
Man on Cross, Nick Blinko, 2017

Chris Neate, Consciousness of Space, Ink on board, 45x15cm
‘Consciousness of Space’, Chris Neate, 2017

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Wen Wu: Literary Paintings at CCCA, Coventry

Wen Wu Poster

Wen Wu opens Scratch the Surface Festival 2017 , 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  for loaning Wen Wu’s paintings to us!

Scratch the Surface Programme

Suburban English Magick

“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

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ART OPPORTUNITY: ‘SURVIVORS STORIES’

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: nat.kingsleyhall@gmail.com

FURTHER ENQUIRIES TO: f.e.e.l.campaign@gmail.com

LOONIES FEST web page http://bit.ly/2sh1Bbk

Facebook event page http://bit.ly/2vgCeEC

Ana Pallares

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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.

Ana says, “I strive to find, and attach, new meanings to these realities, hoping to present them in a healthier, more manageable way – ultimately aiming to turn destructive feelings into constructive action.”

She also portrays characters that she is intellectually, emotionally or sexually attracted to. She has exhibited in Barcelona, Madrid and London, at The Hundred Years Gallery, The Brick Lane Gallery, Lacey Contemporary, Walton Fine Arts and the Illustrated Art Fair, 2016.

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Ana’s first solo shows appeared in London last year, at The Hundred Years Gallery and Ziferblat. She has occasionally worked as an illustrator for digital culture magazines.

“TRAGICOMEDY” BY ANA PALLARES

In this online exhibition you will find a collection of works that Ana Pallares created between 2015 and 2016. The works were done using Posca markers and acrylic paints on paper or linen.

Universe with its galaxies.

Galaxies with their planets.

Planets with their countries.

Countries with their cities.

Cities with their humans.

Humans with their problems.

Problems with their causes.

Causes with their context.

Ana Pallares with all these stuff inside her head to she’s getting crazy because she has a universe on her mind.

25/July/2016

See more from Ana at her Tumblr site,  Instagram and Facebook profiles. If you would like to contact Ana, you can do so, here.

Images below from Ana Pallares solo show at The Hundred Years Gallery.

Exhibition: The Fabric of Being

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

Terence Wilde, long time Mental Spaghetti collaborator and artist, and Bethlem Gallery present the textile works and processes of artists, patients and staff from the occupational Therapy department at Bethlem Royal Hospital, in an exhibition titled The Fabric of Being.

The Fabric of being considers the social and therapeutic value of individual and collective textile making.

“Fabric is defined as cloth, or the basic framework of something. An example of fabric is cotton. Another example is family; our family is the fabric of life.”- A dictionary definition of fabric

The textiles studio of the Occupational Therapy department at Bethlem Royal Hospital is a unique space that provides regular supported opportunities for patients to make, mend, sew and knit together. Once set-up with materials and a project, the repetitive act of sewing or knitting can allow space for conversation; facilitating a rhythm of communication between makers around the table.

Terence Wilde, Technical Instructor in the Occupational Therapy department’s textiles and art studios at Bethlem Royal Hospital who curated this exhibition says:

“I’m interested in the symbolic meaning of unpicking, taking things apart to reveal the raw thing underneath; the true nature of them. Mending things by taking them apart and exposing the structure to understand them. Unpicking, sewing and mending are similar in process to those found in therapy.”

The Fabric of Being features a wide range of textile works that shows the diverse interests and skills of the makers involved, from paper and fabric lanterns to hanging works, felt work, stitching, weaving and binding. Some works use personal and family sourced fabrics imbued with rich social histories; their personal narratives are woven through and into fabric works.

The Occupational Therapy programme at Bethlem Royal Hospital offers a wide choice of creative and practical activities which give people recovering from mental health issues the opportunity to rekindle old skills, learn from new experiences and build their confidence on their path to recovery. The department has extensive purpose built studios and workshops and the activities available include Art, Pottery, Woodwork, Textiles, Gardening, Jewellery Making, Music, Dance and Drama.

Join artist and curator, Terence Wilde, for a fabric and paper lantern making workshop on Saturday March 4th, 11am-1pm. Book your tickets via eventbrite

Free entry – all welcome. Gallery and Museum of the Mind open first and last Saturday every month. 

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