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…

Lorraine Nicholson.

“I am an artist and service user with lived experience of severe depression who has used art and photography to aid recovery.” Lorraine has recently finished work on a book of photography and writing. The central themes of the book are ‘hope’ and ‘recovery’. “I take the metaphor of weather to represent the unfolding journey…

Lex

It was my intention when I started this blog to show all work that I am sent without it being juried or censored. However, some work may be contentious or triggering, and this is something I want to be able to protect my more vulnerable readers from. The work featured on this blog entry may…

Happy New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! ————————————————————————————————— Hello Folks – Happy New Year to you all. Just a quick update to say I am back in the office and Mental Spaghetti is once again a-go-go. Have some exciting news in the pipeline but it must remain top secret for now. There will also be some workshops coming up,…

Better, Drawn.

A good friend in mental health sent me a link to a website called Better, Drawn. It’s a fantastic site, full of high quality submissions. Basically Better, Drawn is a website for “comics drawn by people with experience of living with long-term mental and physical illnesses.” Below is their explanation of who and what they…

Prozacville

Prozacville drew to a close, or a long break at least, at the end of 2010, and it’s now I wonder why the hecky-peck I have never featured it on Mental Spaghetti before. Here’s what they wrote when they closed the blog down: “This might be a good point to take a break from Prozacville….

Nuo Liu.

Nuo Liu is an illustrator and artist (hurrah, like me!) from California. I’m really glad to receive a submission from her as she has lived with an eating disorder and I would really like to help others get their voice heard about just what it is like living with an eating disorder. Eating disorders are…

Museum Overtaci

I was recently told about an exhibition of art in mental health, by service users, happening in Denmark. The teller was also kind enough to supply a link to the museum so, with not a minute to waste, I stick it up here on the blog. Museum Overtaci is situated in Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov. It is…

Nicola Oliver

In 2007 Nicola Oliver suffered a mental breakdown and was subsequently diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. During her illness she produced three very emotive oil paintings. Her story is here. You can buy her artwork here. Nicola is trying to raise money to pay the costs of taking her ex-employers to a tribunal. If you like…