Cleaning Up After Capitalism, Wall St, 2003

the vacuum cleaner is the name of a UK based artist and activist who makes candid, provocative and playful work.

the vacuum cleaner wants to find better ways to go mad.  Drawing on his own experience of mental health disability, he works with groups including young people, health professionals and vulnerable adults to challenge how mental health is understood, treated and experienced. Read more...

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A Manifesto for 2.8 Million Minds - Published and Launch event.

EXPOSURE - Edinburgh. 25 - 27 August.

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2.8 Million Minds

The art of London's young minds

Tyries Holder read a poem, she is wear fabric containing bright colours of text and drawings.

For They Let In The Light

A young persons mental health film

For They Let In The Light

Barmy Army

Young people sorting out the madness

I went Mental and all I got was this Lousy Sign

EXPOSURE

Films portraits of Newham's Health Workers

Group of distressed health workers looking towards camera

With For About 2020

A slow conference for a fast evolving crisis.

With For About 2020

Mad Artist Mutual Aid

Support during the Covid 19 crisis

Yellow square with Mad Artists Mutual Aid written in pink

How Can We Do This Better?

Changing the narrative of the suicide capital

A handwritten wish list for how mental healthcare could be better in St Helens

A Madlove Take Over

A festival and space for mental health

Madlove poster held by Hana Madness

OH MY GOSH, YOU’RE WELLCOME… KITTEN

A play space for healthy minds

Oh My Gosh, You're Wellcome...Kitten on show at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human exhibition

In Chains

A short documentary about a radical mental health community

A man in a brown shirt standing behind a man in a blue shirt with his arms around him