Artist: David Eastens

David Eastens is a prolific artist, whose method is to “build up more layers, adding colours and marks bit by bit.” He’s recently been using “emulsion paint with my acrylic paints, experimenting with different things.” David works on his paintings daily, at home and in the studio, and posts daily on social media. To me,…

IT’S HELL OUT THERE – New LP from John Moore

IT’S HELL OUT THERE, the new album by John Moore is out now on AWAL. “Death, depression, heartbreak and madness never sounded so good. A dark masterpiece from The King of Light Entertainment. Warning, contains dark matter. “Makes T.S. Eliot sound like D:Ream”” In his own words, John Moore is a “Singer, songwriter, guitar player,…

Artist: Laura Free

“I am a self taught artist from London and work mainly with acrylic paint to create abstract-expressionist pieces that centre around themes of love, obsession and loneliness. I often create pieces that are quite bold and vivid in nature to symbolise a sense of inner turmoil. I find that my relationship with painting helps when it…

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…

Art, Power & the Asylum

Please note that this series of events has been organised by the Wellcome Library, and will take place in the Reading Room at the Wellcome Collection. Art, Power and the Asylum: exploring the Adamson Collection What is the value of art created in the asylum? Who does it belong to and how should it be…

Exhibition: The Shapes & Lines of Beauty

What: Visual art exhibition, group show When: Until Thursday 19 January 2017, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm Where: The Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way, London, NW1 0PE Ten artists explore ‘beauty’ in a group show curated by Peter Herbert and The Arts Project. “A stunning new art exhibition on the…

Fenna Berry

We were recently contacted by Fenna Berry. Loving what we saw, we took time to go through her tumblr page. What we found astounded us – not only for the sheer amount of work on show – but for how accomplished the various styles and mediums are. From fine art painting, Manga-influenced comic narratives, design,…

MYFANWY DABNER

  Our guest artist this week is Myfanwy Dabner, from Ballarat, Australia. In this article, Myfanwy examines the ways in which she processes inspiration, the new directions and inspirations she is drawing on, as well as understanding the meaning of being a marginalised artist, and what connotations the term invokes. “Over a month ago I was thinking about…

EXHIBITION: Showcase, Paintings in Hospitals

What: Exhibition, ‘Showcase’, key works from the UK’s first and only art collection specifically created to improve health and wellbeing. When: Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 June 2016, 11:00am – 6:00pm Where: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU Showcase features a variety of printed, painted, drawn, sculptural, and digital artworks, and will also…