Archive for September, 2015

Call for Submissions: “Letting in the Light” Exhibition (Stratford UK, January-March 2016)

Letting in the Light – deadline 6 November 2015

Outside In is teaming up with Daily Life Ltd and Bethlem Gallery to showcase work by artists with personal experience of mental health issues.

The group exhibition, focusing on the theme ‘Letting in the Light’, will be made up of works selected through an open call process, presented on stunning lightboxes in the centre of Stratford from January – March 2016. Submissions are open until 5pm, Friday 6 November, and successful artists will be notified in the week commencing 16 November. Submissions are invited from UK-based artists whose work may take many forms, presented as digital photographs, and who meet Outside In’s criteria (Outside In provides a platform for artists who see themselves as facing barriers to the art world for reasons including health, disability, social circumstance or isolation)

Conference – Psychiatry and other cultures: a historical perspective

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Study conference – Reggio Emilia, 26 settembre 2015


Ore 8.30 Participants registration

Ore 9.00 Wellcome address Gaddomaria Grassi

Ore 9.30 Opening Luigi Benevelli
Ore 10.00

Devereux in the history of ethnopsychiatry, Alessandra Cerea

Transcultural psychiatry, decolonization and nationalism: comnparisons between Nigeria and India, Matthew M. Heaton

Beyond colonial psychiatry? The indigenization of psychiatry of British India, 1900-1940, Waltraud Ernst

Psychiatry in the Italian colonies in Africa, Marianna Scarfone
Ore 12.00 Conference conclusions

Epistemology of Cultural Psychiatry, German E. Berrios
Ore 13.00 Questions and discussions
Museum for the history of psychiatry

Via Amendola, 2

Lombroso Building

Reggio Emilia

For info and registration send an email at:

Exhibition by people with neurological impairments: “In the Realm of Others”

In The Realm of Others

Sat 26 Sep 2015-
Sun 29 Nov 2015

Free entry

De La Warr Pavilion

In the Realm of Others is a new collaboration between Project Art Works and De La Warr Pavilion intended to question perceptions about the process of making art. Over forty-five large and small-scale paintings, drawings and sculptures – produced by fourteen makers with profound intellectual impairment – are presented in a living, evolving installation that offers a rare glimpse into unknowable, creative states of being.

In the Realm of Others is a choreographed navigation through the hidden worlds of Paul Colley, Stanley Ellis, Albert Geere, Neville Jermyn, David Marriott, Louise Newham, Sharif Persaud, Michelle Roberts, Jonathan Rogers, Carl Sexton, Brian Simpkin, George Smith, Sam Smith and Darryl Spencer, revealed through a changing exhibition of recent works selected from the 4,000 held in Project Art Works’ collection. Periodically the makers are present, producing work in the gallery within a specially created studio environment together with the artist practitioners who support them.

Albert Geere is a quiet maker of paintings and drawings, ranging from vibrant abstracts characterised by symmetrical or geometric shapes to works with the recurring motifs of imagined sanctuaries, or the care homes he has inhabited for nearly eighty years. A selection of his work for In the Realm of Others is presented in a dedicated space within the installation. Geere has exhibited work at Towner Gallery and was included in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012-13 national tour.

Other makers include Sam Smith who creates large-scale paintings by pouring and squeezing paint directly onto the canvas; Paul Colley who makes quick decisive marks in response to interactions with artists and live film projections; Louise Newham whose practice uses screen-printing, clay modeling, photography, drawing and painting to develop large-scale projects; and Michelle Roberts, an award-winning artist, whose intricately detailed, complex and colourful paintings led to a solo exhibition at Pallant House Gallery.

For more information, click here.

To see The Guardian’s review, entitled “Extraordinary Outsiders”, click here.

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