Artist Talk: Kathryn Watson- My illustrated mind, Vane

  • North East
  • literature, poetry
  • Christopher Yeats


Tuesday 9 July 6-8pm 

Kathryn Watson, a medical doctor, began illustrating her experiences of mental illness in her works entitled my illustrated mind, after being diagnosed with depression, anxiety and borderline personality disorder (BPD), also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD).

This collection describes a parallel world that centres around her inner vulnerable child. Surrounding her are various monsters, each representing a distinct and separate emotional state. Over time, the relationship between little self and each monster changes and evolves, as is simultaneously mirrored in her own life. Her aim with these works is to improve understanding, challenge stigma and change perceptions of these conditions.

This event will be followed by a Spoken Word and Performance night with BORN LIPPY! Organised and supported by Nicky Mills and Chilli Studios.

The artist talk and poetry night is free but booking is essential. Get a ticket here: