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Photographic artist, facilitator & leader with lived experience.

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.

 

Other Roles:

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.

You can keep up to date with my projects by checking out my news or subscribing to the newsletter. View my CV.

Photo: Ameena Rojee

More?

Read about my work in the Guardian. Watch this short film by WEX about how photography saved my life; read about my work on BBC News or read this article for the Wellcome Collection about my journey; hear me talk about photography on Ben Smith’s A Small Voice podcast.