Thursday, 3 May 2012

Review of "In Comes The Black Dog" at The Underdog Gallery in London Bridge

There was a lot of love in the room for Carrie Rose at the 4 day fund raising event she organised at The Underdog Gallery. More than £1,500 was raised on the first of several nights that featured live music, DJs and a rap battle as well as an art auction hosted by Will Porter from Christies. Emer O’Neill, the CEO of Depression Alliance gave a thoughtful speach about the good work her organisation do. The title of the event'In Comes the Black Dog’, is of course inspired by Winston Churchill’s famous description of his own depression. Many believe it is time the stereotypes of mental health are swept aside and a new understanding begins, as more and more people come to terms with their own dark canine companions. Helping to change peoples’ beliefs and attitudes towards depression is a very positive pursuit - I wish them continued success. It was an enjoyable and well attended evening. I liked a lot of the works on show including prints by Billy Childish and Kate McMorrine.
(Above: Leonard Cohen was one of many artists and writers who had donated signed prints, photos and artworks to the cause.)
Carrie & Her proud father
(Some of the art)
(Above: Lucky art collector called Jake who went home with the painting of Russell Walker & The Moog below)

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