May 15, 2014

Below is a catalogue of work in my recent exhibition 'Under the Skin'. The show consists of a

series of life paintings and portraits of members of Core Arts,  a creative hub for artists who have or have had severe and enduring mental health issues.  Historically, portra...

May 15, 2014

I am King

My DJ name is Dgo Ranks No1; I've DJing from the age of 6 years old. I like all types of music for the people. I've been Djing at Core Arts for 4 or 5 years now. I do most of the events here, even the outside events in summer. I just like the atmosphere man, p...

May 15, 2014

Lisa

When Ben asked if he could paint me I was so flattered – it really boosted my confidence because I always think I'm not interesting enough. It's only coming to Core Arts that's changed that.

 

I wore the fred perry t-shirt in honour of my cousin Sarah and Amy Winehou...

May 15, 2014

Mark Allan

My name's Mark Allan. I've been coming to Core Arts for shall we say 1 year? I do lots of courses at Lee House. I've got lots of certificates at home, some of them is for kitchen, gardening... I started doing drawing but I haven't got a certificate for that y...

May 15, 2014

Jorge Barros

I was born in Chile. I was in national service when, on 11th September 1973 there was a military coup. I was put in jail as a political prisoner for 3 years before I was able to claim asylum here. This year I'm celebrating 38 years in England.

 

I've been com...

May 15, 2014

Celine

My name's Celine; I volunteer at Core in the art department. 8 years ago I was diagnosed with a neurological auto-immune disorder called Narcolepsy.

 

Before I started at Core I was stuck, trying to get past this obstacle but not seeing a way, doing nothing with my...

May 15, 2014

Ali

My name's Ali. I've always been a daydreamer. That's why my uncle and auntie call me Alice in Wonderland. My dad used to call me Cinderella because the patients used to steal the shoes out of my room and he had to get a new pair of shoes from the charity shop. They...

May 15, 2014

John the builder

I've been coming to Core for 10 years. I was a builder for 30 years, I used to build houses. I'm a fly by night. Put it like this, I can look after myself. I been around, you know, when you're born in the East End. I miss my sister a lot, cause she died...

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