Art, Power & the Asylum

Please note that this series of events has been organised by the Wellcome Library, and will take place in the Reading Room at the Wellcome 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…

JOHN JENNINGS

“My name is John Jennings. I am a practising painter, I live in south west London with my wife and art has been my life since the age of fifteen, although I have remained on the margins of the art world. I scored a mental health double whammy, having had a sister with paranoid schizophrenia,…

Review: Terence Wilde & Harrison Moore, ‘Shared Insight’

Screen printed t-shirt by Terence Wilde and Harrison Moore. More images and video, below. Six months ago, artists Terence Wilde and Harrison Moore had never met. Harrison was, and still is, a third year Fine Art student at Central Saint Martins. Terence was, and still is, an established artist and art and textiles instructor at…

Exhibition: Shared Insight

What: Exhibition, following a four-month collaborative residency When: May 13 – 27, Private View 12th May Where: Free Space Gallery, Kentish Town, London Shared Insight showcases the work of artists Harrison Moore and Terence Wilde. Harrison is a third year Central Saint Martins Fine Art Student and Terence is an artist associated with the Outside…

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,…

Artist: Chris Gray

“Hi, I’m Chris Gray. I’m forty eight years old and have a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia which is largely under control by the correct medication. I grew up in Littlehampton and I’ve lived in Brighton for over twenty years. Early hand drawn images I’ve been using computers to create images, animations, interactive pieces and music…

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,…

World Mental Health Day: FLIGHT

What: Workshops and Installations When: Saturday 10th October, 1:30-5:00pm Where: Tate Modern, London FLIGHT – Celebrating World Mental Health Day Join Outside In and other creative organisations working with artists who have experience mental health issues on Saturday 10 October in Tate Modern’s East Room to celebrate World Mental Health Day. The afternoon will feature…

Thoughts on our Outside In visit

Mental Spaghetti took a rather scenic South Downs-traversing train trip to Chichester last week, to meet our friends at Outside In, hear their latest news, and to finally check out the fine collections on display at Pallant House Gallery – more on that later. If you’re reading this right now, it means you’ve found our…

Intuitive mosaics by Nek Chand at Pallant House Gallery

Before we share our thoughts on our recent visit to Outside In and Pallant House Gallery (blog post coming in the next few days), we’d like to share with you, dear readers, what they have coming up at Outside In. It’s exciting. It’s more than exciting. It’s…Nek Chand! In their latest newsletter (sign up here…