Open Studios: Studio Voltaire, London

What: Open studios at Studio Voltaire When: 29 April at 18:30 to 30 April at 18:00 Where: Studio Voltaire, 1a Nelson’s Row, London, SW4 7JR Facebook Page: Studio Voltaire

Exhibition: Terence Wilde – Briteside

What: Terence Wilde exhibition, Briteside When: 5th April onwards – Private View: 9th April Where: Café Adagio, Croydon, CR0 6RB. One of our favourite artists, Terence Wilde, is exhibiting a selection of his colour works at Café Adagio in Croydon, at new exhibition ‘Briteside’. He will also be exhibiting with us, next month, at our…

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…

Artist: Jasmine Surreal

Doris Day and Doris Night ©Jasmine Surreal Also exhibiting at the excellent Bobby Baker/Bethlem/Outside In combo light-box show in Stratford, ‘Letting in the Light’, is Jasmine Surreal. Jasmine describes herself as a “surrealist symbolic artist with a lot of humour”, and to this statement, we concur. Her works are illustrative in style, and extremely playful,…

Call for Submissions: ONE BARE FOOT SQUARE

WHAT: Call for art submissions for One Bare Foot Square. WHEN: Deadline, 7 May 2016. First show runs 30 July – 13 August 2016. WHERE: Launch exhibition, July 30 2016, Amsterdam Outsider Art Gallery. Are you an artist interested in exhibiting with other artists, in a collaborative touring exhibition, with the opportunity to host the artwork…

Exhibition: Cathy Ward at Good Luck Gallery

What: UK artist, Cathy Ward. Click here for press release. When: 05/09/15 – 03/10/15 Where: Good Luck Gallery, Los Angeles Friend of Mental Spaghetti, Cathy Ward, has a solo show opening this weekend at Good Luck Gallery in Los Angeles. We could do a lazy post about how intricate, complex, mysterious and other-worldly Cathy’s work…

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…

Madge Gill: Medium and Visionary

AN EXHIBITION FROM ART AND SOUL, RICHMOND ‘Celebrating emotional and mental wellbeing through the arts.’ 5 October 2013 – 26 January 2014 “With no training and no aspirations to fame, Madge Gill (1882 – 1961) produced thousands of secretive ink drawings during her lifetime. Her work remains an enigma: is it true she was inspired…

The Agony – Perry Barclay-Goddard

“THE AGONY started as twelve piece visual opus that allowed me to record and process the journey of my recovery. Divergent from my continued development as an artist these works have been fundamental to my personal reconstruction. Having grown to 20+ individual pieces, the series has not end or definitive number. As with my journey,…

Terence Wilde end of show Private View at Highgate MH Centre.

Lovely Terence Wilde is having an end of exhibition Private View this Friday 4th May from 4-6pm at Highgate Mental Health Centre. There’s loads of paintings and drawings on display (a few from his collection are featured below) and it really is well worth going to see. I visited his last Private View and was…