CoolTan Arts ‘Dickens News’, Morley Gallery – 1-13 February

‘The Ragshow Edition’, celebrates the life and work of Charles Dickens, with a contemporary creative twist and social comment.

The Ragshow exhibition showcases both the textile and visual art work of CoolTan Arts Artists. Textile and batik pieces which explore and contemporise Dickens characters will be on display along withprints, drawings, paintings and written work examining Dickens life and work and his connection to Southwark .

Draughtsmanship dissected; the genius of Peter G. Cull, Royal College of Physicians – until 12 April

Peter Cull was medical artist to St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College from 1961 until his retirement in 1993. He was elected chairman of the Medical Artists’ Association of Great Britain three times and chairman of the Institute of Medical Illustrators twice.

John Newling - 'Ecologies of Value' exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary – 26 January to 7 April

John Newling is a pioneer of public art with a social purpose. His works explore the natural world and the social and economic systems of society – such as money or religion. This is Newling’s first major survey exhibition and presents a selection of his work from the 1970s to the present day.

Sir Quentin Blake’s work in hospitals, new publications and exhibitions

Sir Quentin Blake was knighted in the New Year's Honours list, partly in recognition of the work he has done for art in hospitals. He is a patron of the Nightingale Project which uses art to transfor, mental health environments.

'Quentin Blake: Beyond the Page' (Tate Publishing) includes two chapters on his work for healthcare settings, and the touring exhibition of his work for hospitals which has previously visited Compton Verney, Knowsley, Newcastle and the Foundling Museum in London, will be travelling to Halifax, Denbighshire and Coventry in 2013.

Affecting Perception: Art and Neuroscience, Oxford – 4-31 March

Affecting Perception is a project with three strands: an exhibition, a seminar series and workshops in local schools.

Can brain damage spark creativity? What is the role of memory in art? Is it right to categorise people by their conditions? Which aspects of an artist’s skill are affected by dementia, and which ones are preserved? These are just some of the questions that Affecting Perception: Art & Neuroscience, investigates.

Garry Kennard, A Retrospective Exhibition, GV Art – 11 to 26 January

This exhibition coincides with the publication of Garry Kennard’s book, ‘Essays and Images’ which will be launched at the exhibition private view.

Arrow in the Blue, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery – 19 January to 24 March

The Koestler Exhibition for the West Midlands

Arrow in the Blue is an exhibition of artwork and writing from prisons, secure hospitals, young offender institutions and by people on probation in the West Midlands.

The exhibition has been curated by young people from the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance team of Birmingham Youth Offending Service, with training and guidance from professional curators.

w: www.koestlertrust.org.uk/index.html

Held: A photographic exhibition by Jane Fradgley – until 8 March 2013

Held, the new photographic exhibition by artist Jane Fradgley, is informed by the collection of 'strong clothing' housed at the Bethlem Royal Hospital Archive and Museum. Through investigation, the artist's intention is to open new dialogue and debate around protection and restraint in mental health practice.

Guy's Hospital, Atrium 2, Ground Floor, Bermondsey Wing, London SE1 9RT

w: www.gsttcharity.org.uk/news/events/

Living Loss: The Experience of Illness in Art, University College Cork – to 10 March 2013

This exhibition presents different perspectives on the experience of illness, from the candid self-portraits of Jo Spence during her cancer treatment to the tender and compassionate portraits of patients by Cecily Brennan, through to the tongue-in-cheek pharmaceuticals invented by Damien Hirst. The exhibition features supporting material from the Wellcome Collection and has been organised in association with the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, UCC.

Portugal Prints, Christmas Exhibition – 6 December

An exhibition, card sale and opportunity to meet the artists.
4.30pm - 8pm:

Exhibition and card sale continues:
7-20 December Tuesday - Friday 11am - 4pm
Portugal Prints | Studio 1a | 91 & 92 Dean Street London W1D 3SY

t: 020 7734 9212
w: www.portugalprints.org.uk


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