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…

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,…

Art Opportunity: Reflected Realities, Birmingham

The Arches Project is a place that offers a platform for creative talents of all disciplines, to gain experience and exposure to become employable within their industry, by showcasing the work in an exciting and unique space within the Birmingham art scene. We are currently seeking work for an exhibition called ‘Reflected Realities’, which aims…

A Mental Spaghetti 2016, here’s to the future!

2016, despite its infamy as a problematic and troublesome year, brought us many positives and much pleasure in the form of large scale group exhibitions, our first ‘Spaghetti School’ residency at Free Space Gallery, and working with some of our favourite comrades on exciting new projects designed to spark debate and question closed answers. We…

MYFANWY DABNER

  Our guest artist this week is Myfanwy Dabner, from Ballarat, Australia. In this article, Myfanwy examines the ways in which she processes inspiration, the new directions and inspirations she is drawing on, as well as understanding the meaning of being a marginalised artist, and what connotations the term invokes. “Over a month ago I was thinking about…

Exhibition: Small Print International

What: Touring exhibition by international printmakers When: 6th May – 10th July (see notes, some works finish earlier) Where: Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester Maria Heed, ‘Jag Mig Mitt (I Me Mine)’ The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre is delighted to be hosting four exhibitions by local and international artists, in their new award winning…

Guardian Interview

Mental Spaghetti founder, Marie-Louise Plum, and MS Comrade, John Hegley, were recently interviewed by Laura Barton of The Guardian. Please check out the article here – there’s some lively debate in the comments section, feel free to add your thoughts!

A huge ‘thank you’ from Barking!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who came down to our private view for the Mental Spaghetti group show in Barking last Friday, and to our ever-helpful and accommodating hosts, Studio 3 Arts. An especially big thank you and congratulations goes to our featured artists! The exhibition continues until Friday 24th July, so we aren’t putting all…

Mental Spaghetti Roadshow at Studio 3 Arts, Barking, London.

What: Workshops and exhibition Where: Studio 3 Arts, Boundary Road, Barking, IG11 7JR. Tel: 020 8594 7136 When: See workshop information, below. We’re hitting the road again, Jack, and this time we’re in Barking, East London, at the bloody marvellous community arts hub, Studio 3 Arts! From Monday 6 July until Friday 24 July 2015…