The Gravy Train and Roads to Recovery

A multi-media Outsider artist exhibition of craft work, fabric design, painting and installation by artists from
The Margarete Centre and Outsider artist Kate Bradbury

“The artwork in this exhibition has been made by service users who, of their own volition, and without necessarily involving training or teaching, replace problematic substance use with creativity. This exhibition showcases outsider art work covering a range of years and artists reflecting a broad spectrum of style and creativity. This work combined with the visionary creativity of Kate Bradbury, makes for a fascinating multi-layered experience.” The Arts Project


The Conference Centre is pleased to present an exhibition of artwork from Service Users at the Margarete Centre. While treatment for substance misuse historically focused on harm reduction and substitute prescribing, other recovery methods emphasise equality, opportunity and equal access to society. This Recovery Model is reflected in the exhibition, which highlights work that has empowered people through creativity and helped develop skills which have the power to promote recovery, prevent relapse and encourage active engagement.


The exhibition is linked to a major retrospective of assemblages by Kate Bradbury who continues to build a recognizable and visionary achievement unique within current UK outsider art. A self taught artist from Birmingham influenced by travel to countries including Mexico, the artist collects items which are then transformed into meticulous creations with obsessively structured repeated patterns.



Monday to Friday 12/4/12 to 22/6/13, 9.00am to 6.00pm
Preview Night Thursday 11/4/13 5.30 TO 8.30

Contact: Peter Herbert, The Arts Project
Telephone: 020 7916 8416   Email:

Travel: Bus – 46/214, Tube – Mornington Crescent or Kings Cross/St Pancras

Supported by the North London Charitable Fund Registration No 1053769



Image: Kate Bradbury, The Dervishes Series

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