This special event reflects upon Mary Barnes’s life in Scotland, her deep connection to nature and her spiritual beliefs. Join us at Falkland in a celebration of her life and legacy, a place she lived and her final place of rest.
Visit Rebirth & Revolution: the Life and Legacy of Mary Barnes at Falkland Estate in Fife. Barnes’s artwork demonstrates the radical potential of creativity to support recovery from mental illness.
Talking Heads volunteer Inesa shares her experience and artwork from Seeding Stories of Change, a creative workshop led by Fountainbridge Canalside Community Trust.
Talking Heads volunteer Dipalika Mohanty has created this artistic response to The Reconnect Collection, a joint exhibition by Project Ability and Art in the Gart.
For as long as human beings have been creating art, nature has been a source of inspiration. Inesa Vėlavičiūtė reports on this sketching workshop, part of Canalside Stories.
Rachel Alexander describes her experience participating in an art and writing workshop with The Alma Project, exploring the question: What does protest mean for you?.
Read the shortlisted entries from the Writing Awards 2023, collected in this ebook illustrated by Nisan Yetkin and designed by Hamish Gibson.
This podcast by Sarah Visser explores the long and winding road that is the history of mental healthcare and how Mary Barnes’s story can inspire the use of creativity to promote recovery.
Afro Art Lab’s Fadzai Mwakutuya, invites you to an online conversation with Professor Dixon Chibanda of the Friendship Bench, a community-based therapeutic programme in Zimbabwe.
To mark the opening of Rebirth & Revolution, Kirsty Anne Watters sat down with Dr Cheryl McGeachan to discuss the life and legacy of Mary Barnes.