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…

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,…

TAIESEID

“TAIESEID: A Multi-media and oft (accidentally) installation artist with a working practise on mental health, specifically with an autobiographical focus on anorexia and borderline personality disorder. A recent Fine Art graduate from Liverpool School of Art and Design, I have just undertaken my first international residency at Arts, Letters & Numbers in New York, USA. I…

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…

VALERIE PANNIER

I view my artistic practice as essentially experimental and experiential. “My focused line of enquiry is the physical and mental feelings of synchronicity via movement and stillness, filled-up and empty space. I create shapes that remind me of the underwater world with all its fertility and mystery, and the symbiosis between elements. I choose mainly…

Exhibition: What Goes On In the Mind

What: Exhibition, ‘What Goes On In the Mind’ When: June 4th – July 4th, Reception Drinks June 11, 2-4pm Where: Oxford Town Hall Gallery, St. Aldate’s, OX1 1BX Opening Drinks Reception, this Saturday, June 11th, 2-4pm. All welcome! Facebook Event Page Arts organisations AIMS (Oxford) and Mental Spaghetti (London) are exhibiting work from 18 artists,…

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

FEATURED: The Mind Machine

Our first exhibition of the year, at the Menier Gallery, London, has swiftly come, and all too swiftly gone. The Mind Machine was a week-long exhibition featuring eight of the ten artists we are working closely with – Yvonne Mabs Francis, John Moore, Jan Arden, Marie-Louise Plum, Mikey Georgeson, Terence Wilde and Vincent Black. By…

Installation viewing with added mince pies!

Back in October, in collaboration with Free Space Gallery, Mental Spaghetti and eight contributors* made an outdoor installation. Using plaster of paris, we cast, carved and sculpted our way to making ex-voto style offerings, on plinths, to sit in the front garden of Free Space Gallery. The collaborative sculptures are now installed in the front…

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!