Over the coming months, the Gallery will become a test-site to respond to questions raised through public engagement with the Mental Health & Justice project.
See how artists make space for other voices and perspectives on ‘the challenges that arise at the complex interface where mental health and mental healthcare interact with principles of human rights’.
Artists include Sarah Carpenter, Beth Hopkins, Eve Loren, OOMK and residents and staff from River House.
On Saturday 25 September we hosted an open discussion to explore the relationship between Art & Justice and the points at which mental healthcare meets human rights in an online symposium. Recording and information to follow.
Friday 29th October and Friday 5th November
OOMK Risograph workshops will be hosted in Bethlem Gallery’s Studio space.
One of My Kind (OOMK) is a collaborative publishing practice led by Rose Nordin, Sofia Niazi and Heiba Lamara. Working together since 2014, they make, publish and distribute books and printed works which arise from self-initiated projects. OOMK commissions new works by women artists and co-curate DIY Cultures, one of the UK’s largest annual independent publishing fairs. OOMK is a highly visual, handcrafted small-press publication. Printed biannually, its content pivots upon the imaginations, creativity and spirituality of women. Each issue centers around a different creative theme, with more general content exploring topics of faith, activism and identity. With a focus on self-publishing and education, OOMK founded and run a community Risograph printing press in East London, Rabbits Road Press. They work with galleries, museums, educational institutions and self-organised groups to deliver workshops and produce collaborative publications. OOMK are currently based between Old Manor Park Library (Rabbits Road Press) and Somerset House Studios.