My polemical exploration of madness, material, and the life of Lorina Bulwer – a needleworker incarcerated in the “female lunatic ward” of great yarmouth workhouse from 1893 to 1912, who made thunderous embroideries that scorn, rage and gossip about life in the town & workhouse.#1 in the kitwijk series, focusing on overlooked, and wilfully ignored, histories in yarmouth.£2.50 plus shipping, get here: https://redherringpress.bigcartel.com/
April 2021 – I am thrilled to be one of the recipients of this Unlimited award. My project ‘Birdsong From Inobservable Worlds’ will use literature, performance and film to add missing voices to the current archives of madness. For more info, go to: https://weareunlimited.org.uk/commission/dolly-sen-birdsong-from-inobservable-worlds/
On 23rd Sept 2020, I ‘sectioned’ the DWP for being a danger to itself and others. We talked about those who have died due to DWP policies such as Jodey Whiting whose wonderful mum was present and people like Errol Graham who starved to death when their benefits were stopped.
This was part of my section136.co.uk project, funded by Future’s Venture. Image by Grace Gelder.
My first zine in decades is now out. My sex positions for the older creaky lesbian. If you would like a copy, it is £3.50, which includes P&P. Email me at email@example.com for more info.
I curated a series of articles on the social and political influences on mental health called ‘broken hearts not broken brains’ for the Wellcome Collection website.Read more at wellcomecollection.org/series/XmifPBIAAB8Ae-b4
Will be at the Wellcome Collection offering anti-social prescribing sessions and collecting for my charity ‘Help the Normals’
My work is part of the Empathy Clinic hosted by The Big Anxiety Festival in Sydney, Australia. Go to https://courseofempathy.org/ to learn more.
I was interviewed for The Guardian regarding my artwork in the permanent exhibition ‘Being Human’ at the Wellcome Collection. You can read about it here
Huck Magazine’s review of the Art & Protest Exhibition I curated.
Review of the exhibition I curated in the publication ‘The Psychologist’. Click here to read it.
I am in a film talking about my ‘Help the Normals’ piece for the Wellcome Collection’s ‘Being Human’ exhibition. Click here to see it
I am making a documentary called ‘BEDLAMB’ on a bed surrounded by cuddly sheep toys, asking people their views on madness/mental distress, what it is and why people are becoming increasingly mentally distressed. I will doing it in 2 places in Sept.
I will be at the Bethlem Gallery on the 6th Set between 5-7pm. The Gallery is based in Beckenham, Kent. http://bethlemgallery.com
Then I will be in Great Yarmouth on the 14th Sept during the day in the town centre, library and beach.
If you want to be interviewed for the film, drop me a at firstname.lastname@example.org
REVIEW OF EXHIBITION I CURATED IN THE PSYCHOLOGIST
I was interviewed in a podcast about mental health, trauma, psychosis, psychiatry and diagnosis for Edwina Grosvenor
I was interviewed for an article on joyful activism for Huck Magazine.
NDACA is a heritage project looking at the UK’s Disability Arts Movement. I was interviewed for one their films. Click on the image below to link to the film.
Discussion on influence of Antipsychiatry on ‘Shy Radicals: The Antisystemic Politics Of The Militant Introvert’ with Hamja Ahsan and Dolly Sen
Wednesday 13th September,7pm
Entry £3, redeemable against any purchase
Hamja will be joined by Dolly Sen who will be exploring anti-psychiatry aspects of Shy Radicalism as well as talking about DSM 69, her parody of the Diagnostic Manual
At Housman’s Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road
London N1 9DX
My DSM 69 Talk, Book Reading and Signing at the Bethlem Gallery at 3pm on 6th July. Click here for the eventbrite page
I will be giving a talk on ‘Art in Mental Health Activism’ as part of the Antiuniversity Events of the summer. Click here for more info
My publisher has started a kickstarter to raise funds to do a print run of my upcoming book ‘DSM 69‘, subverting psychiatry through art and writing. Please donate and outsell DSM 5!
My art has been used for the cover of Asylum Magazine. Read more about it and what else is in the issue here.
My article on the therapeutic relationship for Psychosis Journal
An AQNB article of the SHAPE exhibition, which talks about my work
My interview with Fragnmentary.org
My interview with Shape Arts
Open University Interview – mental health & creativity
My Interview with Sync about subversion in art
Podcast about hearing voices