Masao Obata: Drawing Happiness in Red

Masao Obata: Drawing Happiness in Red The Jennifer Lauren Gallery is proud to present Launch event 21 June 2017, 6 – 8:30pm Continues 21-25 June 2017 Dates: 21-25 June 2017 Pop-up Venue: 264 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0JD Nearest tube station: Bethnal Green – Central Line Opening times: Wednesday – Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday…

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…

Exhibition: Translators by Justyna Scheuring

What: Exhibition, TRANSLATORS by Justyna Scheuring When: 2nd Feburary – 28th February 2017, Thursday 2nd February 2017 6 – 8pm Where: CANAL, 60 De Beauvoir Crescent, London, N1 5SB CANAL is delighted to present a solo exhibition by Polish performance artist Justyna Scheuring, who lives and works in London. For Translators , Scheuring brings together…

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…

Disability and Political Activism in Art

Want another reason to love (the late, Lord) Dickie Attenborough? Ya know, the “world leading filmmaker, actor and life-long patron of the arts”. Need another reason to hold him even closer to our collective nations’ breast? I got one: The newly opened gallery at the Attenborough Arts Centre. Richard Attenborough founded the absolutely excellent Attenborough…

Robin Williams: Bigger than Life

On the eve of the first anniversary of Robin Williams’ death, we’d like to share this essay, written and submitted to us by the disability artist David Feingold, to shed some light on what it is like to live with bipolar disorder. Although Robin Williams had never stated himself that he suffered from any mental…

Mental Spaghetti Roadshow: PRIVATE VIEW – all welcome!

What: Exhibition – private view Where: Studio 3 Arts, Boundary Road, Barking, IG11 7JR. Tel: 020 8594 7136 When: Friday 10th July, 5:30-9:30pm Good morning all! We’re having a private view of our group show, in support of the art workshop residency at Studio 3 Arts in Barking, and you’re invited! Jan Arden, David Feingold,…

David Feingold

The artwork of David Feingold, diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2001. “There was a time when I tried to keep my disabilities to myself. That is, until it was nearly impossible to cover up my forgetfulness, poor organization, distractibility, and depression. I finally came out of the closet, determined to live my life to the…

Send a postcard to the world: an innovative online disability campaign

This week we have a guest post by Beth from United Response, who contacted me recently about Postcards from the Edges… Just a few decades ago many people with disabilities or mental health needs were locked away from the rest of Britain in institutions, their voices ignored and their stories unheard. United Response, which is…

Izzi aka JuggleGlass

I found Izzi’s blog on her mental health related art via her website, Juggle Glass (a blog dedicated to coping with mental illness at University). Both her Juggle Glass blog and her blog on art in mental health, Herself Image, are well worth a look through so please take a minute to do so. Izzi…