Exhibitions

Sleepless - An Exhibition of Photographs by Laura Cuch, Zoom In Photography - 18 November to 16 December

An exhibition of photographs by Laura Cuch.

'Sleepless' is the first part of a trilogy that aims to question what it is to be human, by exploring issues of identity in relation to health and disease, 'lack' as a corporeal condition and the imaginary around the body and its control.

w: www.zoom-in.org/photography-events/20111217-zoom-in-exhibition-sleepless...

 

CoolTan Arts at Carnegie Library – 16-30 November

CoolTan Arts is delighted to announce a new exhibition of participants and tutors’ creative work. The exhibition will explore the theme of the positive impact of art in relation to mental health and wellbeing –ranging from mixed media, collage, painting and sculpture to batik and drawing.

Opening times: Monday - 1pm-8pm, Wednesday & Friday - 10am-6pm, Saturday - 9am-5pm

Venue: 188 Herne Hill Road, SE24 0AG. For directions contact: 020 7926 6050

w: www.cooltanarts.org.uk

One of Many, Bethlem Gallery - 10 November to 2 December

An exhibition of artwork by Kim Noble.

From the age of 14 Kim spent over 20 years in and out of hospital until she was diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder. DID posits the existence of many identities within one person as ‘alters’. 13 of Kim’s alters paint, each with their own distinctive style, colours and themes; ranging from layered abstracts to challenging figurative works. Kim's autobiography All of Me has been published this month by Little Brown Book Group.

www.bethlemgallery.com

Art from within: arts from Pentonville Prison Daycare Centre – 20 October to 17 November

Art from within is an exhibition of work made by mental health service users from HM Pentonville Prison. It comprises a variety of media from the Creative Therapies programme provided through the Prison’s Daycare Centre.

The centre addresses the rehabilitation, recovery and management of mental health problems through the therapeutic value of art.

Abnormal: towards a scientific model of disability, Hunterian Museum, London – until 14 January 2012

This exhibition explores how society’s beliefs about science and medicine have shaped people’s perception of disability and disabled people. Artist Ju Gosling aka ju90 will use digital imagery and installation to challenge the audience about what it means to be normal, in a colourful and playful way.

Abnormal will be visiting the Hunterian Museum on the final part of its national tour, and will feature a new installation called Memory Jar Collection which the artist has created in response to the museum’s collection of anatomical specimens.

Drawing Breath Recycled: Maps and Journeys, Royal Brompton Hospital – 24 August to 18 November

A response to a coastal pushbike journey.

The Coffee Shop, Royal Brompton Hospital, until 18 November

An exhibition of collaborative work by Rosa Ainley, Jean Fraser, Sue Ridge, Herne Bay Junior School and Annie Whitehead with Betteshanger Brass Band. Curated in 2008 by Jean Fraser who lives with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the exhibition is a response to Fraser's cycle journey around the Kent coast in 2007 and is the culmination of her Drawing Breath project.

Seeing pain

On 14 July, LAHF is hosting an interdisciplinary symposium as part of artist Deborah Padfield’s exhibition at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The exhibition is the result of a two year residency researching individuals’ perception of pain and the communication of pain. The event will feature a panel discussion exploring the way pain is communicated and the role the arts can play in supporting effective communication of pain. The panel will feature artists, physicians and scientists and is free.

Paintings in Hospitals Summer Exhibition, Art in Large Doses - 27 July to 12 August

Exhibition at the Menier Gallery showcasing works from Paintings in Hospitals’ London Collection.

The exhibition aims to show how this 52 year-old charity continues to challenge ideas about what kind of artwork is suitable for healthcare sites with its collection of bold and contemporary works by well-known artists.

Alight at the RA – London – 15 August & 19 September

People with dementia and Alzheimer’s and their carers or family members are invited to enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with Kate Horbury and Harry Baxter, while looking at artworks from the Permanent Collections and exploring some objects from a tailor made multi-sensory handling collection.

11am – 12.30pm; £3; in the Fine Rooms.

w: www.royalacademy.org.uk/education/access-and-communities

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