Broken Minds – Outsider Gallery at Mother Studios London

Outsider Gallery London

Outsider Gallery London is pleased to present Broken Minds, an exhibition of works by a collection of outsiders – artists and contributors who through ill health, injury, social exclusion or circumstance have not shared their creative ideas and perspectives before. The exhibition will feature previously unseen paintings, digital media, music, sound, poetry and spoken word items, and the launch of a new album mastered at Abbey Road Studios.

The aim of the show is to provide a platform for the voices of outsiders, promote the creative works of people greatly affected by a number of life’s challenges and enrich the tapestry of conversations around mental health issues. This event will be raw and uncut, and many people exhibiting have experienced the complexities of the NHS system in one form
or another.

Artists will include: Yap // Neoh // George Blake // Jon Hall // Dion Hitchings // David Darmanin // Emmanuel Adatsi // Gregory Derham // Sarah Johnson // Igor Tojcic // AP //
Tom Ecologist // Javed Hassane along with contributions from members of the brain injury
organisation Headway North London, the Teenage Cancer Trust and BEH Mental Health Trust.
This multimedia exhibition will be enhanced, supported and promoted by the presence and support of the digital guerrilla organisation ABC.

Drawings and paintings

Through art people can express free flowing, unprocessed thoughts and feelings. Even simple expressive images can have profound representational meanings. Each individual takes the lead in their own creative experience, and has used their art to explore their own ongoing
personal battles.

For the exhibition Outsider Gallery London has gathered together artists ranging from the
self-taught to the art-schooled. The exhibition opens up a conversation about the experiences of these outsiders, their varied stories and backgrounds.

Music and spoken word

Creative sound contributions to the Outsider Gallery London have been gathered from
recorded music sessions. Music is the most social of all arts – music can work where there are few opportunities to build and sustain wider networks and values that foster general reciprocity and trust. These poignant and sometimes raw experiences help to inform us all about feelings of isolation, of pain, our differences and diversity, whilst aiming to give outsiders an opportunity to feel they can belong to a community, and a means to link into the wider social,
cultural and online world.

Private View // 10 / 09/ 15
RSVP // outsidergallerylondon@hotmail.com

Address // Mother Studios, White Post Lane, London, E9 5EN
Nearest Tube // Hackney Wick Overground Station
Stratford Station // 15 min walk that serves national rail and central line
Buses // 30, 26, 236, 276, 488

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