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ROOM 6.4 / Artists and Mental Health

September 2018 – February 2019

"Madness is a gift from the gods." Plato
"We of the craft are all crazy." Lord Byron

Is mental health a problem or a gift? One in four adults lives with a mental health condition yet this illness often remains shrouded. hARTslane is offering a platform to examine mental health through the experience of artists and their work, to raise awareness and to advocate for the arts as a tool to wellbeing.

ROOM 6.0 focuses on a relevant contemporary issue every 6 months and will provide a forum for exploration and cultural engagement on current affairs. Submissions are welcome from artists and curators alike. The specific topic can be addressed through collaborative and site specific projects, exhibitions, workshops, talks and screenings.
The programme welcomes proposals from UK based as well as international art practicioners

 More info on how to apply

Confirmed events (in progress)
”Control”, 20- 23 September 2018, also part of DeptfordX Fringe
”INTRUSIONS”, 11-14 October 2018, Exhibition
”A Place for Friends”, 12-19 November 2018, Exhibition
“In Need of Space”, 20 November, An evening of talks focusing on practical and possible methods to work through the problem of space in London.
”PASSAGGIATINA“, 6-8 December 2018, Exhibition
”No Wall Space”, 17-19 December 2018, Exhibition
”Love on the Isle of Dogs and other Intimate Stories”, 18-21 January 2019, Exhibition

LOVE FAMILY STORY: Intimate Tales in Art
Part of ROOM 6.4 "Artists & Mental Health"
Sat 19 Jan - Mon 21 Jan
Private View: Sat 19: 5pm-9pm
Show Open: Sat 19: 1-8.30pm | Sun 20: 1-6pm | Mon 21: 6-9pm

Chris Simpson, Eze Chimalio, Jude Cowan Montague, Rachelle Allen-Sherwood, Tisna Westerhof.

Telling difficult and intimate stories,through art. Personal journeys of emotion and family. Figurative and portrait work autobiographical and introspective.
*Chris Simpson: "I was three when my Mother left. It's taken 40 years to come to terms with that loss. My painting series 'Undercover' has helped immensely by lifting the veil of personal identity".
*Eze Chimalio presents work about the flight of memory and its effect on daily life through observation of the common pigeon.
*Jude Cowan Montague presents images and words from her graphic novel in progress, LOVE ON THE ISLE OF DOGS about her marriage to a man who was diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic.
*Rachelle Allen-Sherwood explores emotions and ideas of childhood. She was brought up in Okinawa, the offspring of two characterful theatrical parents.
*Tisna Westerhof has created a patchwork alphabet drawing on contemporary London media (eg S is for Scapegoat).

Orisun Productions Springboard Performance 2019
Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 of January, 2019
3pm & 7:30pm

Seven monologues. Seven actors. One theme - Orísun {spring/origin/source}.


Put aside any notions you may have of traditional theatre. Tradition is for the past. We are the future.

This launch performance will be an immersive experience set in a former motorbike garage with a raw, organic architectural quality. It will challenge, delight & entertain.

The event will showcase the work of established and emerging writing talent from across the world; teamed up with some of London’s newest and exciting actors.

We need more. We want more. Join us!

*Matinee performance starts at 3pm, doors open at 2.30pm
*Evening performance starts at 7.30pm, doors open at 7pm
*No entry once the show has started. Re-admittance at our discretion.

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