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

His work combines and draws inspiration from madpride, grassroots organising, direct action, deep ecology and disability justice, but always with lightness and sillyness.

"In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom." J. G. Ballard

There is a job going

Balmy Army

Young people sorting out the madness

A group of young people march behind a banner saying Balmy Army, many holding home made placards, they are shouting and laughing.

2.8 Million Minds

The art of London's young minds

Tyries Holder reading 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

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
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