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…

Lottie Matthews

  “I focus on using a creative outlet as a way to challenge my own ideas of my mental health and perceptions of the world around me. I’ve struggled with my mental health from a very young age, and focus a lot on reclaiming my own experiences, identity and thoughts through finding beautiful, cracked and…

Jacob Sharpe – The Hanging Badger

Jacob Sharpe, ‘The Hanging Badger’. Fine artist and illustrator, working mainly with vinyl cut relief printing. Themes of history, mythology, horror and folklore run through Jacob’s work; my favourite pieces are his portraits, above. For more of his work, check out Jacob’s website >> www.thehangingbadger.com. “I was diagnosed with a mental heath condition after I left…

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…

Scratch the Surface Festival: BE Music ‘A Symphony of Bee and Man’

Scratch the Surface Festival: BE Music ‘A Symphony of Bee and Man’ For the past six months, Mental Spaghetti has been working with Collective//Pod, of The Pod, Coventry, supporting the upcoming Mental Health Arts festival, Scratch the Surface: Dialogue. The festival runs September 30th – October 10th, World Mental Health Day, and will present a…

FEATURED: Art, Power and the Asylum: Exploring the Adamson 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 used?” Three questions, relating to the mainly anonymous artists of the Adamson Collection, recently posed to the general public and contributors from the fields of art,…

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…

Gary Kleiner

“I’m Gary Kleiner, an artist based in Suffern NY, near a place called Hopper House Gallery, the home of Edward Hopper. I’ve rediscovered my artistic abilities while being hospitalised for several months for depression and anxiety. Whilst resident at Frawley Hall, Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern NY, and Four Winds Hospital at Katonah, NY, I did…