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.
Curated by Glasgow-based artist and writer Luke ‘Luca’ Cockayne and also showcasing works by Carys Reilly and Chandelle Waugh, multimedia exhibition Hard To Look At instigates a unique and innovative way of experiencing art that explores potentially triggering content.
Writer and director Tim Barrow hosts this screening of Riptide at Lyth Arts Centre, followed by a post-show Q&A.
After narrowly escaping a bizarre accident, a troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a man in a large rabbit suit who manipulates him to commit a series of crimes. Screening as part of Not, Interrupted, a series of films that explore mental health on the big screen.
How do we curate potentially triggering art? This exhibition of work from Luke ‘Luca’ Cockayne, Carys Reilly and Chandelle Waugh asks how artists can explore difficult work in a way that is safe for themselves and others.
This interactive event and exhibition launch brings together experts from psychology, social geography, fine art and medicine to consider and discuss the artwork and legacy of Mary Barnes.
Rebirth & Revolution celebrates the life and legacy of Mary Barnes (1923-2002) in her centenary year. Barnes was resident at R. D. Laing’s therapeutic community, a radical experiment in anti-psychiatry, at Kingsley Hall from 1965-1970. Her artwork demonstrates the radical potential of creativity to support recovery from mental illness.
A tour of works by Mary Barnes in the Glasgow Museums Resource Centre store, led by Dr Anthony Lewis, curator of Scottish History, Glasgow Life Museums.
This online panel event brings together experts from archive, theatre, library studies, psychology and psychotherapy to discuss Mary Barnes’s legacy and what it teaches us about the revolutionary potential of creativity.
Q&A with artist Emily Furneaux about her work She Stepped Backwards in Front of the Words Behind Her.