‘The Good Story? Arabella Kurtz in conversation with Angela Woods,’ Palace Green Library, 17 November 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm

‘The Good Story? Arabella Kurtz in conversation with Angela Woods: Exploring a narrative approach to trauma’ Wolfson Gallery, Palace Green Library 17 November 2016, 5:30-7:30 Why do we feel the need to transform our experiences into a more or less coherent story? Is life inherently narrative or is narrative rather a means for exploring, interpreting and understanding Read the full article…

“Rest and its discontents” (Hubbub Exhibition and Events Series, Mile End Art Pavilion, London, 30 Sept-30 Oct 2016)

Hubbub, one of our Centre’s large, interdisciplinary projects (directed by Felicity Callard, and by Associate Directors Charles Fernyhough, Claudia Hammond and James Wilkes) is holding its end-of-residency exhibition — with accompanying events series — in London this autumn. All very welcome! Links to sign up to the events are included below. REST AND ITS DISCONTENTS: EXHIBITION Rest Read the full article…

Phantom Limb (Exhibition, Liverpool, 9 July – 3 December 2016)

Phantom Limb is an interactive exhibition focusing on medicine, memory and the treatment process. It features around twenty works by nine artists, most of whom work from their own personal experiences of operations and illnesses. The exhibition is a partnership project between award-winning artist, Euan Gray, and Dr Daniel Whistler, from Liverpool University’s Centre for Health, Arts Read the full article…

Rest & its discontents (Exhibition, The Mile End Art Pavilion, London, 30 Sept – 30 Oct 2016)

Rest & its discontents is a major new exhibition exploring rest and noise, tumult and work, through site-specific installations, artists’ moving image, performance, drawing, poetry, data, sound and music. The show draws on Hubbub, a two-year residency undertaken by fifty international artists, writers, social scientists, broadcasters, humanities researchers, scientists and mental health experts in The Read the full article…

Homage to Bigas Luna at Tyneside Cinema and Vane (¡Vamos Festival!, Newcastle, 8-12 June 2016)

From 8 June to 12 June, the Tyneside Cinema, Vane gallery and ¡Vamos! Festival will pay homage to one of Spain’s most fascinating contemporary filmmakers and artists, Bigas Luna. The programme will feature some of Bigas Luna’s most striking films and video artworks along with Q & A sessions, a themed party inspired by Bigas Read the full article…

Exceptional & Extraordinary: Unruly bodies and minds in the medical museum (Museum exhibits, June 2016)

Information provided by the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries. Since humans first appeared on Earth, no two have ever been the same. Yet somewhere along the way, certain bodies and minds came to be highly valued whilst others became viewed as problematic; as deviant and unruly, deficient and requiring adjustment towards a perceived idealised Read the full article…

PASSAGE: a contemporary music album and poetry collection on life after birth

Founders/Lead Artists/Curators of  Project AfterBirth write: This week marks the release of PASSAGE; a ground-breaking new contemporary music album by British artist and curator duo Mila Oshin and Kris Jager (aka Drunk With Joy) about their two extremely opposed experiences of birth and new parenthood, the first of which left Oshin with permanent physical trauma. PASSAGE Read the full article…

Artists’ Books and the Medical Humanities (Symposium, exhibition and workshop, Canterbury, April 2016)

Post provided by Dr Stella Bolaki: Artists’ Books and the Medical Humanities An interdisciplinary symposium and workshop, accompanied by Prescriptions: an exhibition of artists’ books by Martha A. Hall and other artists Artists’ Books and the Medical Humanities consists of an exhibition of artists’ books in the Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, a symposium Read the full article…

Scottish Outsider Art and Art Extraordinary Event (CfP, Glasgow, 4th December 2015)

As part of the British Academy funded project, ‘A Tapestry of Tales: Investigating the Historical Geographies of Art Therapy and ‘Art Extraordinary’ in Scotland’ an event entitled ‘Sharing Reflections: Scottish Outsider Art and Art Extraordinary’ is being hosted at the CCA on Friday 4th December (see programme below) at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) Read the full article…

‘Positive Living: Art and AIDS in South Africa’ (CfP, Birkbeck’s Peltz Gallery, 14 November 2015)

Curated by Annie E. Coombes, Professor of Material and Visual Culture. Positive Living: Art and AIDS in South Africa, focuses on the struggle for self-representation by those affected by the virus during the worst period of AIDS denialism under former President Thabo Mbeki from 1999 to 2003. It explores the way fine art and the Read the full article…