Launch event with fellow artists in the middle of Kings Cross Station this morning for the No Boundaries exhibition @nationalrailenq @_Railcards
I’m 1 of 20 artists taking part. “This summer we’re working with Royal Association for Deaf people, Scope, Stroke Association and The National Autistic Society to launch an exhibition called No Boundaries, which will tour some of Britain’s most iconic train stations.
The exhibition is designed to encourage travel without boundaries, thanks to the improvements in accessibility on Britain’s railway and the support available to disabled people and their families and friends.” When my Skin Picking disorder and anxiety levels are at their fiercest, drawing helps me rest on the page, to shift the tension and refocus my hands. Art is my tool for recovery. I create & give my drawings away on journeys as #actsofkindness for passengers and #advocacy everyday, to raise awareness and reduce stigma for mental illness and this disorder. Compulsive Skin Picking also known as Dermatillomania or Excoriation, is a complex physical and mental disorder, part of a group known as body-focused repetitive behaviours, self-grooming in which individuals pull, pick, scrape, or bite their own hair, skin, or nails, resulting in damage to the body.
I’ve contributed a charcoal drawing inspired by the textures of strata at Stair Hole at Lulworth for the exhibition which will tour stations around the country... The exhibition will be at London Kings Cross station for one week before travelling to the following locations:
Birmingham: 24th August – 15th September
Cardiff: 17th September – 6th October
Gatwick: 8th – 28th October
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