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…

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

Art Fair: ActionSpace & Cockpit Arts present…

What: Art Fair, £5 entry (includes entry to full Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios) When: 11am – 6pm, 24 – 27 November 2016, Private View: Thursday 24, 6 – 9pm Where: Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP As part of this year’s Christmas Open Studios at Cockpit Arts, ActionSpace presents: The Out There…

Art Opportunity: Tight Modern 2016

What: Tight Modern 2016 exhibition When: Deadline is 30th October 2016 Where: Touring Exhibition “We are delighted to announce Tight Modern 2016 is open for submissions from marginalised & disabled artists. Tight Modern is tight! Entries must be 13cmx18cm in portrait format, with a maximum depth of 2cm. You can submit original artworks, photography or…

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,…

DRAW! Alternative ways of drawing, Free Space Gallery

What: Drawing workshops, drop-in sessions When: May 6-27, 2016 Where: Free Space Gallery, KTHC, London, NW5 2BX Our lead artist, Marie-Louise Plum, is running a series of drawing workshops at Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town Health Centre, from May 6-27 2016. Learn to draw using alternative techniques and unusual materials, including natural objects such as…

Event: AoP Society Speaker Meeting on Agnes Martin

What: Upcoming Art of Psychiatry Society speaker meeting When: Thursday 17 March 2016 6pm Where: Seminar room 1 Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Denmark Hill. Please join us for a speaker meeting about American abstract artist Agnes Martin, recently the subject of a Tate Modern retrospective.  We’re very pleased that Dr Lena Fritsch, Tate…

The Mind Machine: DAO Review

Colin Hambrook, Disability Arts Online editor, has written a wonderful review of The Mind Machine. Great mention is made of Yvonne Mabs Francis, describing seeing her work again for the first time since the 1990s as a ‘personal pilgrimage’. To see the review in full, please visit Disability Arts Online.

FEATURED: The Mind Machine

Our first exhibition of the year, at the Menier Gallery, London, has swiftly come, and all too swiftly gone. The Mind Machine was a week-long exhibition featuring eight of the ten artists we are working closely with – Yvonne Mabs Francis, John Moore, Jan Arden, Marie-Louise Plum, Mikey Georgeson, Terence Wilde and Vincent Black. By…