World Mental Health Day exhibition, Imagine Mental Health – 16-26 October

In recognition of World Mental Health Day, Merton Libraries and Imagine are holding an art exhibition at Wimbledon Library Gallery from 16 to 26 October. Users of Merton mental health services have submitted work which will be for sale at the exhibition, and no commission will be taken by either Imagine or Merton Libraries. 

FREE, the Koestler Trust 50th Annual UK Exhibition, Southbank Centre – until 25 November

FREE is the UK's annual showcase of visual arts, film, music and writing by prisoners and others in secure settings. It is the fifth annual exhibition in an ongoing artistic partnership between Southbank Centre and the Koestler Trust.

Over the last 5 years the exhibitions have been curated by people with a broad range of experiences – victims of crime, serving prisoners, young offenders and magistrates. This year's exhibition has been shaped by the artist Sarah Lucas.

Graphite, a Group Exhibition, GV Art Gallery – until 8 December

Exploring the use of the pencil within contemporary art, Graphite involves artists and scientists engaging with the various uses of this often over-looked medium. Artists include: Lizzie Cannon, Christopher Cook, Charlie Franklin, Pippa Gatty, Dragan Ilic, Ianis Lallemand, David Marron, Nina Sellars, Anais Tondeur and William Utermohlen.

Arts All Over the Place 2012, submissions of artwork being taken 27 & 29 September

Arts All Over The Place is an annual service-user led exhibition and festival promoting mental wellbeing through the arts which aims to tackle the stigma surrounding mental health. The event takes place from 1 - 13 October 2012. Submissions or artwork will be taken on 27 & 28 September at The Custard Factory Lakeside Gallery, Digbeth, Birmingham.

Dexterity – new exhibition by Charlotte Lyon, Harefield Hospital, 17 September – 16 November

Charlotte Lyon is a figurative painter from three generations of artists – and three generations of asthmatics. Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust has long played an essential role in her family’s life.

F/00d, Free Space Gallery – from 21 September

From September to November, photographer Alex Moore's award winning project
F/00d will be hosted by the Free Space Gallery London. The work is a provocative photographic response to the current global food system and the sociological impact of food choices.

Having already caught the attention of the likes of The Sunday Times Magazine, Fast Co. Exist and the influential pro-activist journal Adbusters, this exhibition seeks to build upon this interest and create an atmosphere for discussion and debate.

Outside In: Bethlem, a solo exhibition by Ronald – until 21 September

The Bethlem Gallery, together with Outside In, invite you to an exhibition by Ronald. His highly unusual style sheds an x-ray vision onto the world he sees. Whether he is drawing animals, planes, boats or people he draws them from the inside out, incorporating usually unseen dimensions and often embellishing the images with written messages and symbolic meanings.

AiM (Artists in Mind) celebrates 10 years, Huddersfield – 7-9 September

On Friday 7 September AiM will open its doors for a preview of work produced over the last ten years. There will be two exhibitions: “AiMinSide”, featuring previously unseen artworks by those in secure locations includinghospitals, prisons, and forensic units. The second exhibition, “CreativityWorks”, showcases work by AiM artists past and present. Visitors can also meet artists who will be working in their studios at AiM over the weekend.

Outside In: London – until 9 September

Alan Ramdhan, Alan Streets, Albert, David Byrne, Kate Bradbury, Kim Noble, Linda Bell and Phil Baird.

Outside In: London is a group show of eight artists living within Greater London who meet the Outside In criteria presented in Cafe Gallery Projects London in Southwark Park. The London partners on the project include CGP London, The Royal Academy of Arts, Studio Upstairs and Bethlem Gallery.

Events at Core Arts Gallery – 7 September

Core Arts presents an evening of art and music, featuring live music from Morton Valence and the first chance to see 'Mask & Muscle': a contemporary presentation of life drawing and portraiture at Core Arts, with invited guests Alex Daw, Luke Hannam, Alison Helyer and Damien Meade.


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