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…

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…

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

VALERIE PANNIER

I view my artistic practice as essentially experimental and experiential. “My focused line of enquiry is the physical and mental feelings of synchronicity via movement and stillness, filled-up and empty space. I create shapes that remind me of the underwater world with all its fertility and mystery, and the symbiosis between elements. I choose mainly…

Exhibition: What Goes On In the Mind

What: Exhibition, ‘What Goes On In the Mind’ When: June 4th – July 4th, Reception Drinks June 11, 2-4pm Where: Oxford Town Hall Gallery, St. Aldate’s, OX1 1BX Opening Drinks Reception, this Saturday, June 11th, 2-4pm. All welcome! Facebook Event Page Arts organisations AIMS (Oxford) and Mental Spaghetti (London) are exhibiting work from 18 artists,…

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…

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…

Excitement building…Spaghetti & The Yeti Workshop – 15/05/15!

Dear MS friends, we are extremely excited to report our findings from our recent visit to Free Space Gallery at the Kentish Town Health Centre. As you know, our next workshop – a very special one, led by poet and comedian, John Hegley, in support of the Mental Health Foundation during Mental Health Awareness Week…