Exhibitions

Faces of Health, Free Space Gallery – 5 April to 4 June

An exhibition of Paintings and Drawings by David Harker.

David Harker conceived the project of drawing and painting staff at the Kentish Town Health Centre in late summer 2011 and since last October he has been regularly visiting the Centre to photograph members of staff for this project. With these visual pieces of information as well as his recollections of each visit he returned to his studio to produce a series of line drawings and also paintings.

'Re-framing disability', St Pancras Hospital – 12 April to 30 May

This exhibition explores a group of rare portraits from the 17th to the 19th Centuries, held by the Royal College of Physicians. The portraits depict disabled men and women of all ages and walks of life, many of whom earned a living exhibiting themselves to the public.

Dead People on Holiday, London – 12 April to 29 June

An exhibition by Stephen Jackson, which takes its cue from a book of the same title. “The living”, it has been said, “are dead people on holiday”.

The exhibition coincides with the release of an already published book in ebook form in mid-April w: www.amazon.co.uk/Dead-People-Holiday-Stephen-Jackson/dp/1450039685/ref=s...

‘Green Chain Captured 2012’ Exhibition of Photographs – 23 May to 2 September

Elixir Gallery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich

Verve Arts presents its second ‘Green Chain Captured’ exhibition, in partnership with the Green Chain. Residents in the Trust area were invited to submit photographs taken along the Green Chain route which passes through the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Thirty selected photographs are on display this summer in Elixir Gallery at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich.

Creative Health Lab Exhibition – 24 March to 4 April

Creative Health Lab (CHL), a Camden NHS funded project delivering a wide range of arts and health activities, is coming to an end at the end of March after three years. During that time it has worked with a wide range of people in the community including those with mental/physical conditions, low/unwaged individuals and people suffering from stress and social isolation.

Polymath, GV Art – until 14 April

A group show with artists Susan Aldworth, Andrew Carnie, Annie Cattrell, Katharine Dowson, Rachel Gadsden, David Marron, Dan Peyton, Helen Pynor and Nina Sellars.

GV Art’s latest exhibition brings together ‘polymath’ works that create synergies and connect disparate ideas and different schools of thoughts. From David Marron’s Nervous Tissue installation, to Susan Aldworth’s Reassembling the Self lithographs, to Rachel Gadsden, whose Unlimited Global Alchemy will be presented as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Brains: The mind as matter, Wellcome Trust - 29 March to 17 June

A major new free exhibition which seeks to explore what humans have done to brains in the name of medical intervention, scientific enquiry, cultural meaning and technological change.

Featuring over 150 artefacts including real brains, artworks, manuscripts, artefacts, videos and photography, 'Brains' follows the long quest to manipulate and decipher the most unique and mysterious of human organs, whose secrets continue to confound and inspire.

Hollytrees in the Community, Colchester – until 15 April

An exhibition of art in response to the museums of Colchester, created by members of ‘Art in the Community’; a Colchester based arts in mental health group..

For information about 'Art in the Community' please contact Lead Artist and founder Clive Wakeford e: artbyclive@yahoo.co.uk

Still Beauty, a photography exhibition by Ottavia Castellina - until 27 April

Atrium 2, Ground Floor, Bermondsey Wing, Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital

Still Beauty investigates human fragility by entering the private world of a young woman affected by rheumatoid arthritis. The series intends to draw a journey between beauty and vulnerability through the gestures and objects that accompany her daily life. The action takes place within the restricted boundaries of her bedroom over a period of several months.

Ottavia Castellina is a fine art photographer based between Turin and London.

“You’re Not Alone” The Children’s Hospital Sheffield – until June

Andy BrownBehind the scenes photographs of The Children’s Hospital, Sheffield, are helping to reassure anxious families.  Three local photographers were given unlimited access to the hospital last autumn and the result is ‘You’re Not Alone’; the first exhibition to be displayed on the hospital’s ‘Long Gallery’.

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