Paul Coldwell – Charms and Other Anxious Objects

28 May 2014 to 14 June 2014

An exhibition of work by Paul Coldwell for Anxiety 2014, a London-wide arts festival, curated by the Mental Health Foundation.

Paul Coldwell’s work is centred on our relationship to objects and how meanings can be projected onto them. This exhibition is the result of visual research in the archives of the Bethlem Royal Hospital and the Freud Museum, and engages with notions of anxiety, self-perception, worth and identity.

Produced in collaboration with University of the Arts London.

Anxiety 2014 explores anxiety, looking at its causes, how it affects all of our lives, and how it can act as a creative force. It brings together leading and emerging artists to address anxiety from different angles: from medical, social and historical perspectives to individual, collective and contemporary viewpoints. Anxiety 2014 presents a dynamic programme of visual art, film, performance, music, dance, theatre and talks spanning venues across London, including leading art organisations, universities, health care institutions and community centres.