Arts organisations AIMS (Oxford) and Mental Spaghetti (London) are exhibiting work from 18 artists, nine from London and nine from Oxford, both emerging and established, all with lived experience of mental health and/or physical disabilities.
Work ranges from painting, illustration, textile and sculpture, and will give an invaluable insight into the relationship between art, health and wellbeing as communication whilst navigating through life. Expect dream-like worlds, fond memories, autobiographical fantasy realms and the cataloguing of experience.
All the artists have incredible life stories and will be sharing intimate accounts of experiences and emotions that many of them have experienced, but have been reluctant to share.
In addition to finished pieces, there will be sketchbooks, notations and illustrated diaries on display, offering an illuminating view of the creative journey from ideas to finished pieces.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 4 June – Tuesday 4 July 2016. www.mentalspaghetti.org
Image: Emma Duggan, Time Needs Not