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…

Exhibition: The Deadends, London

What: The Deadends, multidisciplinary, visual art, installation and performance When: Open weekends 12–5pm, until March 12, 2017 Where: Studio One Gallery, 7–9 Wandsworth Plain, London SW18 1ES. Map The Deadends – A celebration of a made-up culture The documentary The Deadends (in search of truth) was recently shown at the ICA 100 years of Dada,…

BORT.

I’m a little bit in love with Bort, a street and studio artist from Austin, Texas. Bort’s work is funny, tragic, engaging, desperate, political and human. She spans spraypaint, posters and legal street art, drawings, photo transfer, prints, wood and canvas in the studio. Her themes are consistent, and because of that, are amplified in…

Mental Spaghetti & Uncooked Culture present: One Bare Foot Square

What: One Bare Foot Square When: Mondays only, 7 November – 19 December 2016, 12 – 8pm. Where: The Dragon Cafe in the crypt of St. George the Martyr, London, SE1 1JA. Mental Spaghetti is proud to be working in partnership with Uncooked Culture to bring touring exhibition One Bare Foot Square to its next…

BEAR

© Bear the Artist Our guest artist this week is Claire London, also known as Bear the Artist. In this article, Bear explores the relationship of spirituality, healing, and making art. You can see more of Bear’s work on her Tumblr site, here, and buy artwork from her online shop, here. “My Name is Claire…

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…

Q&A With John Moore, The Rebel magazine

Artist Harry Pye runs The Rebel magazine. He recently interviewed John Moore, who we exhibited at Menier Gallery, about art, music and some things in-between. Please visit The Rebel’s website to see the full interview, and, of course, check out John’s website here.

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…