29th Sept: Mad World; Repeat Prescription Art Exhibition Opening
Come along to Gallery One at St Margaret’s House (3rd Floor, St. Margaret’s House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE) from 6.30pm for the opening of the Mad World art exhibition and a series of short presentations. Exhibition then open every day until 8pm from 30th September to 15th October
Occurring during the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, this exhibition is marking the 30th Anniversary of Asylum Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry.
Come and see a collection of art works brought together with a library of books on mental health where the viewer is invited to decide who is mad by means of a logic riddle. This is the second time that the art exhibition has run, this time repeating on the year of the 30th anniversary of Asylum Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry.
You are invited to come and hang a piece of art work on one of the 30 art easels expressing what you feel should be a part of an evolving exhibition examining people’s feelings and attitudes towards mental health, madness and how people with labels are treated.
There is no consensus, but there is a working dissensus which is emerging as a field of study known as Mad Studies. This is the collective expressions and thoughts of those who live in the shadow of dominant explanations of mental health.
Come along for an evening of short presentations to accompany the opening of the Mad World Exhibition
A short introduction by Dr Steve Tilley
A short history of Art Therapy
A historical overview by Mike McInnes
A question and answer session with Alex Dunedin
A reading from Clare Midgley from her sons book
Some food is provided, it is bring your own bottle (alcohol is welcome) – people are invited to bring an item of food to put on the table to share, and take away what is left at the end.