Out Of Lockdown: Summer Print Show – until 9 July 2021

Heatherley School of Fine Art’s printmaking tutors Hilary Daltry, Maggie Jennings and Ron Best are proud to present an exciting selection of students' work created in the Summer term. The work uses a wide range of printmaking techniques including etchings, linocuts, woodcuts, lithographs, monoprints and screen-prints. During lockdown, many of Heatherley's students continued to work in isolation - and now are bearing the fruits of these projects. The prints are a result of the natural collaboration that happens in the print room culminating in a very special dynamic.

Escaping Childhood – until 10 July 2021

City Arts in Nottingham has curated an online exhibition with the Institute of Mental Health of work by New York-based artist Susan Spangenberg. Susan’s work contains brutally honest and true accounts of her lived experience of mental health issues that continue to inform her creativity to this day.

Susan hopes to inspire generations of female artists to document their trauma, inequality, and identity and show how these realities have affected them – and to give female artists the freedom to speak out as she has.

Seeing Sound – 24 May to 21 July 2021

Seeing Sound brings together a partnership between The British Library, the

Unseen by Suzie Larke – till 16 April 2021

The Free Space Project’s exhibition features the work of visual artist and photographer Susie Larke. Suzie uses conceptual photography to depict the mental health experiences of a group of participants. Unseen aims to help people find a visual language through conceptual photography, helping them express their inner experiences in an empowering and engaging way. It also aims to increase awareness and conversation about mental wellbeing, and unite us in the knowledge that everyone experiences – and can overcome – struggle.

Life on a Spectrum – from 20 October 2020

‘Life on a Spectrum’ is an interactive virtual exhibition by Mahlia Amatina, commissioned by The Free Space Project, going live online on 20 October. After being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in 2015, Mahlia was inspired to share the unique sensory experiences of life on the autism spectrum through her art. Join Mahlia and gallerist Jennifer Gilbert, of the Jennifer Lauren Gallery, for a wider discussion about Mahlia’s work on Thursday 22 October, 6-7pm. 

On a scale from 1 to 10, Free Space Project – until 12 October 2020

This virtual exhibition explores the representation of physical pain through a series of photographs, videos and interviews informed by personal experience. Artist Liliana Zaharia worked in collaboration with psychotherapist Irina Petreanu to draw on the experience of pain in order to explore a variety of means of expression.

Find out further information and view the exhibition


Colour in Motion, Addenbrooke’s Hospital – until 1 September 2021

British artist Ian Davenport is exhibiting a collection of prints and paintings at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The exhibition is a collaboration between Paintings in Hospitals, the Jerwood Collection, and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and has been specifically designed for Addenbrooke’s rehabilitation gymnasiums, to enhance the physiotherapy environment with art that evokes movement and energy.

Age of Creativity collection of events and resources – ongoing

The Age of Creativity Festival may be postponed until October, but the team have pulled together a compendium of free creative online events, including those suitable for people in a care home setting or those living with dementia. Virtually tour the world's best museums, take a dance class, join a choir, watch quality theatre productions, or stretch your brain with a short university course.

Further information can be found here


When We Paused – ongoing

This collaborative online exhibition by Collective Arts explores where we find solace and meaning as we negotiate this unprecedented moment in history. Contributors are welcome to upload their photographs, artwork and writing as part of this collective, visual time capsule.

Proceeds from this event will support front-line mental health and wellbeing programmes.

Further information can be found here.


A Space to be You, Headway Milton Keynes and Sophie Bennett – until 29 March 2020

This exhibition showcases a selection of recent works by artists who attend Headway Milton Keynes, a charity supporting adults who have an acquired brain injury. It demonstrates a range of both individual and collaborative practices and gives a platform to a diverse group of artists.


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