I’m an artist specialising in complex and difficult emotional experiences, focusing on the transformational impact of arts on mental health, building on my own lived experience. My work focuses on themes of wellbeing and brokers dialogue around often taboo topics. I shoot commissions, consult on wellbeing projects (including clinical humanities modules with medical students) and run Free Space Project, a pioneering arts and wellbeing charity embedded into the NHS. I regularly exhibit, speak at events and facilitate socially engaged arts projects across fine art, educational and clinical institutions in the UK and worldwide.
I’m represented by Bethlem Gallery in London.
I currently run the Arts & Health Hub, funded by Arts Council England, a place for artists to connect, learn & share resources about arts & health. I sit on the board of trustees for the charity London Arts in Health Forum. I’m an arts adviser to the Baring Foundation for the foundation’s Arts & Mental Health funding stream. I am the current Patient/Carer Representative for the Royal College of Psychiatrists Arts Special Interest Group.
Get in touch, let’s work together. I’m based in London.
Photo: Ameena Rojee
Alopecia UK, Artquest, Axisweb, Barbican Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust, Bethlem Gallery, Bethlem Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Adolescent Unit, The Big Anxiety Festival (Sydney), Brighton & Hove Libraries, C.A.L.M, Central St Martins University, City University, Crisis, DASH Arts, Telegraaf, Finishing Touches, Free Space Project, The Guardian, HarperCollins, HeadStart Newham, Historic Royal Palaces, Huffington Post, Katie Piper Foundation, King’s College London, LAE Tottenham, The Lancet Psychiatry, London Arts in Health Forum, London College of Communication, Mail Online, National Citizen Service, NHS Direct, Ort Gallery, Paintings in Hospitals, Peckham24, The Photographers’ Gallery, The Photography Movement, Photoworks, QUAD Gallery, Queen Mary University London, Ravensbourne University, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Royal Museums Greenwich, Science Gallery London, Time to Change, Universal Music, University of the Arts London, Wellcome Collection, WEX Photographic.