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,…

Exhibition: Cross-Pollination at Dragon Café

What: Exhibition of visual art from service users and providers When: May 2-30, Mondays only Where: Dragon Café, Southwark, London ARTISTS: PERRY BARCLAY-GODARD – TERENCE WILDE – MARIE-LOUISE PLUM – MIKEY GEORGESON – JAN ARDEN – LAURA GREENWAY – SUSAN MARY GRATWICK – JASMINE SURREAL – TIM BRADFORD – RICHARD CORRIGALL – MEGAN WHINTON –…

Start in Manchester.

Start in Manchester is an NHS mental health organisation with a bit of a twist. They are an art in mental health organisation, nationally recognised as a leader in its field, who offer therapeutic services based on the experience of creativity. Through art and gardening courses the team help to “maintain mental wellbeing, develop coping…

Josephine King.

Lovely mental health service user and blogger Ruby Tuesday (My Thirteenth Sad Day) suggested artist Josephine King for this blog. King’s powerful pieces depict what it is/was like living with Bipolar Disorder and the effect it had on her life. Her first self portrait came “out of nowhere” at a time when she was seriously…

Breakthrough: Art in mental health.

The other day I stumbled across an extensive archive of work by mental health service users in the form of Breakthrough: Art in mental health. I got in touch with them straight away to say how much I admire what they are doing and I hope they wouldn’t mind me linking to some of their…