Siris Hill

Siris Hill is a self-taught artist whose creative practice is centred around Renaissance and Baroque inspired figurative painting. His work explores the effects of mental illness and other psychological conditions of the mind on an individual. Focusing on the struggle of perception, he depicts the beauty of individuality, but the strongest message is the struggle…

Art Opportunity: Tight Modern 2016

What: Tight Modern 2016 exhibition When: Deadline is 30th October 2016 Where: Touring Exhibition “We are delighted to announce Tight Modern 2016 is open for submissions from marginalised & disabled artists. Tight Modern is tight! Entries must be 13cmx18cm in portrait format, with a maximum depth of 2cm. You can submit original artworks, photography or…

Artist: Tim Bradford

   ‘The Twelve Pins, Finsbury Park’, and, ‘Better Red Than Dead’ “For starters, I’m going to try not to talk about myself in the third person. There’s no way Tim Bradford is going down that route. The work on my website is divided into seven categories, each containing a small series of paintings representing a…

Imagining the Brain 2010: BrainArt

Trawling the internet looking for new articles and artists to feature on this site I stumbled across a wonderful ‘art-science’ (science inspiring art and art communicating science) competition on the subject of ‘Diversity or Disorder’ and ‘Stages of the Brain’. Please read the flyer below to find out more. Here are some images I would…

SMHAFF Workshop, Edinburgh.

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…

Andrew John Williams.

“My name is Andrew John Williams,  I was born and brought up in Wakefield, west Yorkshire, but now live closer to Huddersfield, also in west Yorkshire. I’m 44 years old. I mainly paint abstract artwork in a loose splatter, daub and drip like fashion. I hardly use brushes and knives any more, maybe the ends…

Art Therapy Without Borders, Inc.

“Art Therapy Without Borders, Inc., is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit incorporation organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and networking purposes to promote, develop, and support international art therapy initiatives and the work of art therapists worldwide.  ATWB was founded in April 2010 to meet the need for an organization dedicated to a global art therapy…

Art Therapy Alliance.

I found a great Facebook Page the other day – Art Therapy Alliance. In their own words they “embrace social media & connection online to promote art therapy, the work of art therapists, & build community. The Art Therapy Alliance is an online professional group for art therapists on LinkedIn and fans on Facebook founded…

Start in Manchester.

Start in Manchester is an NHS mental health organisation with a bit of a twist. They are an art in mental health organisation, nationally recognised as a leader in its field, who offer therapeutic services based on the experience of creativity. Through art and gardening courses the team help to “maintain mental wellbeing, develop coping…

Museum Overtaci

I was recently told about an exhibition of art in mental health, by service users, happening in Denmark. The teller was also kind enough to supply a link to the museum so, with not a minute to waste, I stick it up here on the blog. Museum Overtaci is situated in Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov. It is…