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NU ARTISTS - Group Exhibition
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September 2021, 10 - 6pm.
136 South Street, Lewes, BN7 2BS

Nadine Feinson | Sara Grisewood
June Nelson | Caroline Pick
Angela Smith | Helen Turner

Nu is a newly formed group of contemporary artists in Lewes who came together remotely during Lockdown to discuss, question and share art, in a spirit of generosity and openness. Six of the Nu artists, Nadine Feinson, Sara Grisewood, June Nelson, Caroline Pick, Angela Smith and Helen Turner, will be showing together for the first time.

I will be showing some new large scale drawings. I draw as a form of replay so that the ‘embodiments’ will come to life. Everything is in flux, portals spin, grow teeth and figures quiver in fear or excitation. The current work explores the complex and often subtle forms of violence, coercion and oppression that may pervade the private spheres of our lives. Who wields power and authority, possesses the right to control, decides who may speak and who must keep their secrets and who must hide? The work is informed by my own memories and experiences but I also draw on dance theatre, the work of Pina Bausch, the strange gestures of surrealism and writers on the politics of psychological distress. @nadinefeinson

You can find us at 136 South Street, Lewes, BN7 2BS in the downstairs studio. Look for the big grey door almost opposite The Snowdrop Inn (which opens at midday should you feel the need for refreshment or a bite to eat).

'The Psychedelic Drug Trial' - BBC 2 documentary, 9pm, 19th May 2021

Early in 2020 I took part in a drug trial run by Imperial College, London, comparing the active ingredient in magic mushrooms (psilocybin) with a conventional SSRI anti-depressant in the treatment of depression. This is the documentary that was made of the trial, following a small number of trial participants including myself. It originally aired on 19th May 2021 but it can still be viewed on iplayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000w7bq

I am extremely happy to have been able to contribute, albeit in a small way, to the opening out of the discussion about the treatment of depression, something which I have struggled with for most of my life. Further information can be found here https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/220873/the-future-psychedelic-science/