I submitted a painting called Pink Rain and Pain to to a call out from Outside In a charity that helps artists who have had mental illness. Out of the 300 artists who submitted work my painting was chosen with twenty other artists to exhibit in Bristol Museum and tour across the region. The artists involved see art as a valuable way to express themselves and communicate personal life experiences including […]
I was asked to respond to a paper written in the Lancet Psychiatry and respond to the question of what is art and art therapy for there November issue. Click on the pdf below to read the article. Lancet article the meaning of art and art therapy
I was asked by The Ripley Arts Centre in Bromley Kent to put on a solo exhibition of paintings. I made a new series of work with reflections in ripped glass and was called Mirror.
A painting of mine called ‘Everything is Real Except God and Death’ which is in the Bethlem Museum of the Mind collection was selected by the Bethlem Museum of The Mind to be part of there exhibition ‘Youtopia’ on from the 17th February – 25th June. The word ‘utopia’ was coined by Sir Thomas More for a work of political satire he published in 1516, now five hundred years ago. […]
I was selected for an exhibition called Letting in the Light by Daily Life Ltd, an arts and mental health organisation based in Stratford. The show features 35 artists. The artists images are displayed and printed to make light boxes.
The Lancet Psychiatry asked me to write an essay about my Mental Health, Life and Art for their December issue. Click on the pdf link to read the article. Insight article George Harding
The RWA, Royal West Academy based in Bristol have an annual Autumn exhibition that I got selected for with my painting ‘I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him’. It is a Galileo quote that perfectly described my working relationship with my last boss.
I was involved in the exhibition Where is the work in the Work of Art? It was the first show at the new Bethlem gallery space and opening of the Bethlem Museum of the Mind. It revealed some of the stories processes and structures behind a diverse range of artists from the gallery and we were asked, “What takes place before, during and after the making of an artwork?” I […]
The Lancet Psychiatry asked me to be their cover artist for 2015. It resulted in 12 monthly issues being published with a different image of mine on the front cover for each month.
I was asked to exhibit in the inaugural exhibition at the Long Gallery at the Maudsley Hospital, Art Leads to External Places. It is about painting and its ability to transport the viewer to External Places through the image.