Roxana Halls donates work to Brighton ‘Safe As Disco’ – EVENT!

Incredible painter, and friend of Mental Spaghetti, Roxana Halls is donating her painting ‘Natalie Laughing’, plus an A3 framed Limited Edition print of ‘Laughing While Leaving’ (one of our personal favourites), to be auctioned at the Safe as Houses disco fundraiser in Brighton this weekend. To be an owner of one of Roxana’s magical paintings…

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…

Jacob Sharpe – The Hanging Badger

Jacob Sharpe, ‘The Hanging Badger’. Fine artist and illustrator, working mainly with vinyl cut relief printing. Themes of history, mythology, horror and folklore run through Jacob’s work; my favourite pieces are his portraits, above. For more of his work, check out Jacob’s website >> www.thehangingbadger.com. “I was diagnosed with a mental heath condition after I left…

Festive Folklore Puppet Making Workshop

Puppet making workshop exploring alternative characters of Christmas.  Learn how to make and fully decorate a ‘jumping jack’ puppet of a festive folkloric character of your choosing. The workshops last three hours each. All materials provided and no artistic experience necessary. We will spend a little time in the workshop briefly getting to know characters…

Micro commission opportunity at The Horsfall

The Horsfall Micro Commissions 2017-18 Deadline Friday 5th May 2017 Applications are invited from artists and creative practitioners working in any art form for the 2017/18 Micro Commissions Programme with The Horsfall at 42nd Street. The Micro Commission programme is a research and development opportunity for creative practitioners working across any art form. Designed to…

Derek Collins \ D+SEA

all words and artwork, ©Derek Collins. If you would like to get in touch with Derek, please email us. I ain’t sure if this makes sense… but I reckon “sense” is a commodity I bartered long long many moons time ago… Am  a  epileptic ex-junkie word wranglin’ music manglin’ monad… presentin’ these pictorial pustules…a pair…

Art Opportunity: Reflected Realities, Birmingham

The Arches Project is a place that offers a platform for creative talents of all disciplines, to gain experience and exposure to become employable within their industry, by showcasing the work in an exciting and unique space within the Birmingham art scene. We are currently seeking work for an exhibition called ‘Reflected Realities’, which aims…

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…

Open Day: The Horsfall, Manchester

What: Open day, creative venue supporting young people with experience of mental distress. When: Saturday 14 January, 12-4pm Where: The Horsfall, 87-91 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester, M4 5AG