MENTAL SPAGHETTI promotes marginalised artists, encourages participation in the arts, and works in partnership with likeminded organisations and institutions to deliver thoughtful and engaging pieces of art.  

It is an ongoing project, led by multidisciplinary artist, Marie-Louise Plum.

Our Purpose:

| To use our strong online presence as a platform for marginalised ARTISTS, and further empower artists to develop their professional practice.

| Curate group EXHIBITIONS to showcase marginalised artists, often working in partnership with likeminded organisations and institutions.

| Facilitate creative WORKSHOPS and collaborative art projects for all, with a committed focus on inclusivity.

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 2018/19 – Research and Development for new film project


  • Scratch the Surface Festival Working in partnership with Pod Collective/Coventry County Council
  • Spaghetti School in partnership with Free Space Project
  • Inside Out/Outside In group exhibition at the Dragon Café with Medium Secure Unit residents
  • Sculpture Installation in partnership with Mind BLMK
  • Workshops for Broken Grey Wires, Snowsfields Adolescent Unit,


Mental Spaghetti started life as a personal blog by the artist Marie-Louise Plum, to share tragicomic stories of navigating the NHS mental health system. Sharing ‘behind the scenes’ stories of life as a mental health care patient was initially a cathartic process, however, Marie-Louise realised she could do more with her steadily growing audience.

Her blog became a platform to share, promote and discuss both mainstream and marginalised artists with a focus on mental health. Mental Spaghetti is now a collective of sorts, pooling resources and practitioners, both clinical and creative, to promote the work of marginalised artists and encourage participation in the arts.

Mental Spaghetti works inclusively with groups and individuals of all backgrounds and situations, who feel themselves socially excluded and/or marginalised from the mainstream art world. We also work with and for arts organisations, community outreach groups and clinical institutions in a research and development capacity, as well as delivering to briefs.

Mental Spaghetti is a non-profit project – all funds go straight back into delivering future activities, such as exhibitions, workshops and art events.

For more information, please contact Marie-Louise Plum directly.