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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
”Love on the Isle of Dogs and other Intimate Stories”, 18-21 January 2019, Exhibition

Part of ROOM 6.4 "Artists & Mental Health"
PV Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6 PM – 9 PM
Exhibition until 17/11

Artists: Sid and Jim | Fay Turner | Sarah Wölker & Catherine Greene Jones | Jake Major | Bob Bicknell Knight | Daisy Latham | Larry Walker-Tonks | Benjamin Murphy | Sophie Popper | Becky Hancock | Brenda Vega

a place for friends: The slogan of the once giant social networking website myspace.com, the unrivalled choice for our online interactions during the mid-2000s.

Fast Forward to the present day, now a plethora of apps compete for the screen time we spend on our smartphones. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat, Whatsapp, tumblr, reddit etc. offer us numerous ways to connect and communicate with anyone from a closest friend to an anonymous stranger in any part of the world.

So how exactly do these technologies shape us? The personas we create digitally, our curated social media pages. The comments we leave on anonymous message boards and whether we choose to upvote and downvote the opinions of others. The vitriolic arguments and the well meaning debate we have underneath Youtube videos and breaking news stories. The mountains of data collected from our internet histories. Do these online profiles present a genuine reflection of who we really are?

Together with ROOM 6.4, a place for friends intends to further the conversation around such questions and explore how we are affected as individuals by the rise of social media.

Thursday, November 20, 2018 6 PM – 9 PM
Part of ROOM 6.4 "Artists & Mental Health"

An evening of talks on practical methods to make and use space creatively.

Invited speakers;
hARTslane, Hannah Taverner, Limbo, Duende Print, Guts Gallery, Sophia Hill

Those in creative fields live and work in the country’s capital for
the opportunities afforded to artists, curators, musicians and
organisers to be able to assemble, meet and plan. As rent prices
continue to rise, arts funding is cut and our local community spaces are pushed into precarity. How do we find and/or create spaces to make and show our own creative work in a thoughtful way?

For 'In Need of Space' we look to our creative community to share their successes, knowledge and ideas on how we work with existing spaces (or create new ones) to responsibly inhabit, create and exhibit what we do.

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