Installation viewing with added mince pies!

Back in October, in collaboration with Free Space Gallery, Mental Spaghetti and eight contributors* made an outdoor installation. Using plaster of paris, we cast, carved and sculpted our way to making ex-voto style offerings, on plinths, to sit in the front garden of Free Space Gallery. The collaborative sculptures are now installed in the front…

Paintings & Words by Sarah Tansey

Sarah Tansey is an artist, writer, burlesque art model and cabaret dancer. She’s also a single mum to an eighteen year old, who found herself in the clutches of paranoid schizophrenia when her son was just nine months old. Waiting until he was an adult to tell her story, Sarah has published a short, cutting,…

Spirit Parlour at Free Space Gallery

What: Exhibition and workshops Where: Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town, London When:Opening Night: Wednesday 11th November, show runs 2-27/11/15 Artist in residence Philly Hunt showcases her work in progress, ‘Spirit Parlour’, on the theme of ‘safe spaces’, identity, memory and talismans. The show and workshops are an extension of Philly’s personal experiences. Philly says “I…

World Mental Health Day: Create an outdoor installation with us!

What: Workshops to create an outdoor installation Where: Freespace Gallery, 2 Bartholomew Road, London, NW5 When: Friday 9th, 16th and 23rd October In celebration and support of World Mental Health Day 2015 , in collaboration with Free Space Gallery, and in support of the Mental Health Foundation, we will be constructing a plaster of paris…

Event: Art & Music for the Mind, Kingston

‘Sound 1’ What: Art & Music for the Mind When: Saturday 10th October, 2015 Where: All Saints Church, Kingston upon Thames (see FB link for full details) Artist TEMPOK got in touch to let us know he is taking part in Kingston Mental Health Festival in support of World Mental Health day on Saturday October…

Exhibition: Exploring the unconscious, Freud Museum

What: Art exhibition,’someunconsciousthings’ When: Ends 4th October, 2015 Where: The Freud Museum, London Running until 4 October 2015, the exhibition someunconsciousthings is a collection of art works and writing on what Goldsmiths’ experienced art therapists understand the unconscious to be, both individually and as a group. Explore the unconscious at the Freud Museum, 8 September…

Guardian Interview

Mental Spaghetti founder, Marie-Louise Plum, and MS Comrade, John Hegley, were recently interviewed by Laura Barton of The Guardian. Please check out the article here – there’s some lively debate in the comments section, feel free to add your thoughts!

A huge ‘thank you’ from Barking!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came down to our private view for the Mental Spaghetti group show in Barking last Friday, and to our ever-helpful and accommodating hosts, Studio 3 Arts. An especially big thank you and congratulations goes to our featured artists! The exhibition continues until Friday 24th July, so we aren’t putting all…

Creativity and Social Support in Mental Health

Some time ago, Mental Spaghetti was cited as a resource for further reading in Roberta McDonnell’s book, Creative and Social Support in Mental Health. Roberta has recently got in touch to provide a summary PDF to readers of Mental Spaghetti as the book may prove useful. The book is available to buy, however it’s rather…

‘Behold Continues to Retreat’ at Bethlem Gallery

Face on Walk By Anthony Green Curated by Mark Titchner 27 May – 4 July 2015 Including works by Albert, Anna Barriball, Anthony Green, Barrington, Chantal Joffe, Dan Duggan, David Musgrave, David Beales, Ewan Gibbs, Matthew, Paul Noble, Peter White, Raymond, Sam Sakya. ‘Behold Continues to Retreat’ is an exhibition curated by Mark Titchner that…