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…

Exhibition: Cross-Pollination at Dragon Café

What: Exhibition of visual art from service users and providers When: May 2-30, Mondays only Where: Dragon Café, Southwark, London ARTISTS: PERRY BARCLAY-GODARD – TERENCE WILDE – MARIE-LOUISE PLUM – MIKEY GEORGESON – JAN ARDEN – LAURA GREENWAY – SUSAN MARY GRATWICK – JASMINE SURREAL – TIM BRADFORD – RICHARD CORRIGALL – MEGAN WHINTON –…

Artist: Tim Bradford

   ‘The Twelve Pins, Finsbury Park’, and, ‘Better Red Than Dead’ “For starters, I’m going to try not to talk about myself in the third person. There’s no way Tim Bradford is going down that route. The work on my website is divided into seven categories, each containing a small series of paintings representing a…

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…

Exhibition: Letting in the Light

Image above from previous Daily Life Ltd lightbox exhibition in Dalston. What: Letting in the Light: an exhibition of powerful, affecting and exuberant work to light up our lives When: 25 January – 24 March 2016 Where: Centre of Stratford Mental Spaghetti is really excited that three of our favourite comrades – Daily Life Ltd,…

Laura Greenway: Streams of Consciousness

What: Visual Art Exhibition When: 30/11/15-04/12/15 Where: Proteus Creation Space From the 30th November to the 4th December, artist Laura Greenway will be showcasing her latest body of work in her debut solo show entitled ‘Streams of consciousness’. Drawing inspiration from her own experiences of mental illness, the exhibition aims to raise awareness of psychiatric…

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…

Play: Get Yourself Together

What: Theatre play When: Thu 05 Nov – Fri 06 Nov, 7.30pm Where: Camden People’s Theatre Ticket Information: £12 / 10, available here Presented by Josh Coates Part of ‘Fitter Happier More Productive’: a selection of cutting-edge artists respond to the cult of self-betterment, and explore how it feels to be imperfect in its shadow….

National Poetry Day: Life on Mercury

As if the planets had somehow aligned, just in time for National Poetry Day, Alisha contacted us to offer her assistance with our various projects, and also share her writing and poetry. I took a break from MS admin today to add an illustration to one of Alisha’s poems – my favourite one, ‘Surprise Party’….

Artist: Laura Greenway

‘Abstract 20’ Laura recently got in touch to show us her artwork and talk a little about her mental health history. We particularly like her most current abstract work, and her use of colour. Seeing the square tiles of daily paintings piled up is a wonderful thing – a collection of emotions and mental states…