20 January – 20 February 2011

CoolTan Arts has a new art exhibition at Oxford House Gallery, London with works from participants and tutors. This multifarious array will boast something to suit everyone’s fancy, from abstract to realist and oils to watercolours. Examining the extraordinary, the ordinary and the imaginary through art and mind!

CoolTan Arts is an arts mental health charity that believes mental well-being is enhanced by the power of creativity. It’s a charity run by and for adults with mental distress.

The south-London based organisation runs a varied programme of creative workshops from a vibrant arts centre in Southwark’s lively Walworth Road, near Elephant & Castle; these include visual arts, batik, digital arts, video, poetry, and performing arts. Activities include exhibitions, public art projects and websites which help break down the stigma of mental distress.

CoolTan’s gallery/performance space offers other local community projects somewhere to exhibit and our volunteering programmes offer meaningful engagement and the opportunity to learn useful skills. We underpin all our activities with advocacy.

Cooltan’s aim is to promote positive mental health/well being, bringing about a change in how participants perceive themselves, enabling people to gain greater focus and to re-establish their relationship with society. We aim to offer life long learning and enable people to achieve qualification and accreditation status in the coming year. We achieve this through quality arts education with professional outcomes such as public exhibitions, and social enterprise principles.

CoolTan Arts is a member of bassac. ‘Located in areas of deprivation bassac members are united by a common goal – to tackle the causes and effects of poverty, exclusion and discrimination.’

All the artworks are for sale, please contact CoolTan Arts for details.


Oh! Gallery, Oxford House
Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green,
E2 6HG
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9am -9pm, Sat 10-2* (subject to staff availability)

More information about CoolTan Arts and the exhibition is available from
Kathrin Kirrmann, Communications Officer CoolTan Arts, [email protected] or 020 77012696