When you’re high or low, on the edge or in bed. When your emotions have emotions and things get risky. Whether being creative is impossible or your life blood. From the edges of acute emotional pain to healthy anxiety, to the spaces between mad/neurodiverse, other forms of disability, class, race, gender, sexuality, and more.
During times of brutal austerity politics Last Night Art Saved My Life asks: Are we surviving? How are we surviving? How can we support each other better? Can we flourish? Can art help save us individually and collectively when psychological pain is intense? What can institutions and arts professionals do better to support mad artist in our moments of pain and distress?
Artists Selina Thompson, Lucy Hutson, Bobby Baker, Hana Madness, Daniel Oliver and the vacuum cleaner will present short provocations on their strategies for survival, sharing what they have found works, what doesn’t and how things can be better.
Last Night Art Saved My Life will be an informal and relaxed event and will include a practical session of creating ‘access and equality riders’ for artists and audiences.
Drinks and vegan snacks will be served
Please try to let us know about your access requirements by the 12th June as this event is working on a small budget. For example, if you need Audio Description or BSL translation. Please email [email protected] with your requirements putting Last Night Art Saved My Life in the subject line.
The Garrett Centre is wheelchair accessible and has gender inclusive bathrooms.
Last Night Art Saved My Life is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
Hana Madness is in the UK thanks to support from the British Council.
Last Night Art Saved My Life is a collaboration with Artsadmin.
Banner image credit:
Barking Mad, credit Vacuum Cleaner
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