wellbeing - a-n The Artists Information Company

Blog Post

Five ways Nothing ‘is’ Immediate can support Wellbeing

The sculptures omit sounds, rich in harmonics and musical intervals. Listening to the sounds produces a response in the brain’s neuro oscillation. The sounds slow the rhythmic activity down from gamma to alpha, benefiting you by relaxing the nervous system. […]

0 0
Blog Post

Nothing ‘is’ Immediate – Exhibition at Artspace Portsmouth

First of three exhi­bi­tions of new work explor­ing a mul­ti-sen­so­ry engage­ment, geo­met­ric sculp­tur­al instal­la­tions, five ele­ments and ther­a­peu­tic sounds. Nothing ‘is’ Immediate is a collaborative project and exhibition by Tony Spencer and Kate Street that explores the relationship between the elements of […]

0 0
Blog Post

Nothing is Immediate Studio Soft Opening

You’re cordially invited to the opening of my new studio and the soft launch of my ACE project Nothing ‘is’ Immediate. I built the studio with the help of artist Peter McGinnis during Lockdown, creating a resourceful space to complete […]

0 0
Blog Post

Love after Soul Work

I’ve been re-reading Soulcraft by author Bill Plotkin. For the past three years since I last read the book I’ve worked much more on self-development, which has created a better understanding of ego, soul and spirit work. The chapters that have […]

0 0
Blog Post

# Flaunt It 2

The second iteration of # Flaunt It exhibition took place in Autumn 2019 at Arches Studios, Southampton. Conceived by Tony Spencer & Peter McGinnis and featuring Jilly Evans, the artists presented a visual commentary on current society, disability, humanity, ritual, and […]

0 0
Blog Post

# Flaunt It 1

# Flaunt It was an exhibition at Arches Studios, Southampton conceived in the Summer of 2019 by Tony Spencer & Peter McGinnis and featuring Jilly Evans. The artists presented a visual commentary on current society including feminist issues, disability, humanity, […]

0 0
Blog Post

Call out for Bristol based NHS staff!

I am currently recruiting participants for a new project about NHS staff wellbeing. The project is part of the University of the West of England (UWE) Enterprise summer scholarship scheme. Please share if you can! The deadline is Monday 6th […]

0 0
Resource Guide

Why artists move: a guide to relocating

In recent years many artists have moved from major conurbations to smaller towns or cities in the UK, with access to cheaper work space and accommodation, improved health and wellbeing, and the need for stronger community networks among the factors influencing their decision to relocate. In this guide, Dan Thompson explores the many and varied reasons why artists move to a new place.

1 8
Resource Guide

Why artists move: top tips on relocating from artists, gallerists and tutors

Nine artists share their stories and advice on how to make the most of moving your home and practice to a new location. In this follow up to Dan Thompson’s guide to relocating, artists working across a range of practice areas discuss how they found new networks, refuelled their practice and sought out support mechanisms following a move.

1 4
Blog Artist

NOTHING ‘IS’ IMMEDIATE

Blog about a series of new work I am creating exploring the five Platonic solids through sculpture and associated therapeutic sounds, creating sound installations designed for welbeing and holistic engagement.

Started:
Updated:
0 1
Resource Profile

Artists and mental health: Liz Atkin, #CompulsiveCharcoal artist

London-based artist Liz Atkin creates work both in response to and as way of coping with compulsive skin picking. Alistair Gentry finds out more about her art practice, and the advocacy and education work she undertakes to help others understand and deal with this and other body-focused repetitive behaviour conditions.

1 5
Resource Guide

Artists and mental health: experiences and strategies

Based on conversations with artists, Alistair Gentry reflects on the stigma that still exists around mental health, and discusses some of the coping strategies artists use in their work and careers when affected by mental health problems.

0 6
Resource Profile

Artists and mental health: The Bethlem Gallery

The Bethlem Gallery in Bromley provides a professional platform for artists who have experienced mental health difficulties. Alistair Gentry speaks to the gallery’s director Beth Elliot about the organisation and how it fosters a supportive artist-focussed environment.

1 2
Resource Profile

Artists and mental health: Hospital Rooms

Hospital Rooms is an arts and mental health charity that believes in the enduring power of the arts to instill value, dignity and wellbeing in people. Alistair Gentry speaks to Curator Niamh White about how the project enables access to art and culture for people using secure and locked mental health services.

0 3
Blog Post

Drawing with movement

Drawing with movement was our second session and we introduced it by looking at artists that use bodily movement to create drawings.  A record of an artists physical action. Susan Morris’ ‘Plumbline drawing’, her flicks of graphite covered thread on […]

0 0