Artist: David Eastens

David Eastens is a prolific artist, whose method is to “build up more layers, adding colours and marks bit by bit.” He’s recently been using “emulsion paint with my acrylic paints, experimenting with different things.” David works on his paintings daily, at home and in the studio, and posts daily on social media. To me,…

Susan Spangenberg

“Art allows me to express the thoughts and feelings that terrify me. The act of creating is painful but healing at the same time.” –Susan Spangenberg Susan Spangenberg is an untrained, self-taught artist. The majority of her artwork is about her struggle living with mental illness. Susan started painting and self-harming at the age of…

Lottie Matthews

  “I focus on using a creative outlet as a way to challenge my own ideas of my mental health and perceptions of the world around me. I’ve struggled with my mental health from a very young age, and focus a lot on reclaiming my own experiences, identity and thoughts through finding beautiful, cracked and…

Rowan’s Cosmos

What: Art Installation Opening and Memorial for Rowan Morrall When: Friday 20th July 2018, 1pm Where: Recovery College, Wellbeing Centre, 3 Woburn Road, Bedford MK40 1EG In July 2017, Mental Spaghetti, in partnership with MIND, ran a series of workshops aimed at young marginalised artists to create a collaborative outdoor art installation in memory of Rowan Morrall….

Art, Power & the Asylum

Please note that this series of events has been organised by the Wellcome Library, and will take place in the Reading Room at the Wellcome Collection. Art, Power and the Asylum: exploring the Adamson Collection What is the value of art created in the asylum? Who does it belong to and how should it be…

CALL OUT to fine artists/film makers, zine makers, mental health activists: Scratch the Surface Festival 2017

CALL OUT to fine artists/film makers, zine makers, mental health activists. Is film making part of your creative practice? *Collective//Pod are looking for submissions for ‘30seconds3minute30filmDIALOGUE‘, a ground-breaking FilmZine which will celebrate contemporary practice, capture the provocative and vanguard, and speak of the art of DIALOGUE. Film submissions can be either 30 seconds or 3…

Masao Obata: Drawing Happiness in Red

Masao Obata: Drawing Happiness in Red The Jennifer Lauren Gallery is proud to present Launch event 21 June 2017, 6 – 8:30pm Continues 21-25 June 2017 Dates: 21-25 June 2017 Pop-up Venue: 264 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0JD Nearest tube station: Bethnal Green – Central Line Opening times: Wednesday – Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday…

Gary Kleiner

“I’m Gary Kleiner, an artist based in Suffern NY, near a place called Hopper House Gallery, the home of Edward Hopper. I’ve rediscovered my artistic abilities while being hospitalised for several months for depression and anxiety. Whilst resident at Frawley Hall, Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern NY, and Four Winds Hospital at Katonah, NY, I did…

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…