Artist: David Eastens

David Eastens is a prolific artist, whose method is to “build up more layers, adding colours and marks bit by bit.” He’s recently been using “emulsion paint with my acrylic paints, experimenting with different things.” David works on his paintings daily, at home and in the studio, and posts daily on social media. To me,…

IT’S HELL OUT THERE – New LP from John Moore

IT’S HELL OUT THERE, the new album by John Moore is out now on AWAL. “Death, depression, heartbreak and madness never sounded so good. A dark masterpiece from The King of Light Entertainment. Warning, contains dark matter. “Makes T.S. Eliot sound like D:Ream”” In his own words, John Moore is a “Singer, songwriter, guitar player,…

Roxana Halls donates work to Brighton ‘Safe As Disco’ – EVENT!

Incredible painter, and friend of Mental Spaghetti, Roxana Halls is donating her painting ‘Natalie Laughing’, plus an A3 framed Limited Edition print of ‘Laughing While Leaving’ (one of our personal favourites), to be auctioned at the Safe as Houses disco fundraiser in Brighton this weekend. To be an owner of one of Roxana’s magical paintings…

Festive Folklore Puppet Making Workshop

Puppet making workshop exploring alternative characters of Christmas.  Learn how to make and fully decorate a ‘jumping jack’ puppet of a festive folkloric character of your choosing. The workshops last three hours each. All materials provided and no artistic experience necessary. We will spend a little time in the workshop briefly getting to know characters…

Scratch the Surface Festival: BE Music ‘A Symphony of Bee and Man’

Scratch the Surface Festival: BE Music ‘A Symphony of Bee and Man’ For the past six months, Mental Spaghetti has been working with Collective//Pod, of The Pod, Coventry, supporting the upcoming Mental Health Arts festival, Scratch the Surface: Dialogue. The festival runs September 30th – October 10th, World Mental Health Day, and will present a…

Masao Obata: Drawing Happiness in Red

Masao Obata: Drawing Happiness in Red The Jennifer Lauren Gallery is proud to present Launch event 21 June 2017, 6 – 8:30pm Continues 21-25 June 2017 Dates: 21-25 June 2017 Pop-up Venue: 264 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 0JD Nearest tube station: Bethnal Green – Central Line Opening times: Wednesday – Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday…

Siris Hill

Siris Hill is a self-taught artist whose creative practice is centred around Renaissance and Baroque inspired figurative painting. His work explores the effects of mental illness and other psychological conditions of the mind on an individual. Focusing on the struggle of perception, he depicts the beauty of individuality, but the strongest message is the struggle…

Ana Pallares

Ana Pallares, born in Barcelona in 1993, is a self-taught artist, whose practice reflects on pain, death and other intangible realities which all too often occur with little reason. Ana says, “I strive to find, and attach, new meanings to these realities, hoping to present them in a healthier, more manageable way – ultimately aiming to…

Micro commission opportunity at The Horsfall

The Horsfall Micro Commissions 2017-18 Deadline Friday 5th May 2017 Applications are invited from artists and creative practitioners working in any art form for the 2017/18 Micro Commissions Programme with The Horsfall at 42nd Street. The Micro Commission programme is a research and development opportunity for creative practitioners working across any art form. Designed to…

Derek Collins \ D+SEA

all words and artwork, ©Derek Collins. If you would like to get in touch with Derek, please email us. I ain’t sure if this makes sense… but I reckon “sense” is a commodity I bartered long long many moons time ago… Am  a  epileptic ex-junkie word wranglin’ music manglin’ monad… presentin’ these pictorial pustules…a pair…