LoveArts Arts and Mental Health (CfP, ConFestival, Leeds, October 2014)

LoveArts Arts and Mental Health: ‘Confestival’ in Leeds, October 2014 October 15 – 23 at assorted venues across Leeds (including the first Love Arts Conversation – October 21 and 22) October will see Leeds buzzing with the launch of the fourth annual Love Arts festival. Once again Love Arts will be partnering with amazing art Read the full article…

The Cultural Value in What Goes Around Comes Around

Mike White of CMH writes: An Arts Council’s publication which appeared on 14 March 2014, The Value of Arts and Culture to People and Society, presents a rapid review of instrumental impacts of arts engagement, leading to a poorly founded and lugubrious conclusion that there is little evidence of causal links between arts engagement and Read the full article…

The Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize 2014 (Expression of Interest Due 1 June 2014)

The Medicine Unboxed Creative Prize 2014 is a competition for a creative work that illuminates the relationship between the arts and medicine. What works are eligible? A ‘creative work’ can be a visual artwork, piece of literature, music, performance, digital installation or any other original creative output. How the prize process works The prize has a Read the full article…

Trunk Volume Three: Breath (Call for Submissions, November 2014)

Call for work: art; fiction; photography; interviews; poetry; philosophy; essays; photo-essays; recipes, histories; memoirs,  and more. Breath is a thing and an action, it is atmosphere and oxygen, asthma, emphysema. Breath is sighing and choking, halitosis and singing, breath is suffocation and flatulence. Breath is what makes us float or sink. We take breathing for Read the full article…

Before and Since (the Wound) – Visualising the Experience of Pain

In painting the image of a child dying of hunger, my aim is not to make a re-presentation of a child dying of hunger, or to elicit or express what it feels like to watch a child dying of hunger. My aim is to paint hunger itself. The above comment is one that I made Read the full article…

From Mexico, with Love

Witnessing human compassion, connection and resilience, fostered in a harsh landscape of brutal inequality, and noting the contribution and impact of research. Mexico City is a world of parallel realities – perceived in the extreme by travelling on one of the main autopistas from grand, tree-lined avenues in the cultural centre, out to the fringes Read the full article…

Notes from Glaveston (Final Post): Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Week 9. This will be my final post in this series as my time in Galveston is coming to an end. My work in the anatomy department over the last couple of weeks reminded me however how much my visual practice – the sheer simplicity of drawing – helps me ‘think’ in a clear and Read the full article…