Important ME artist Steve Craig, who regularly redefines his illness through a series of angular and jagged pictures, will have a big one-man show in north London throughout most of May – ME Awareness Month. Some of his sculpture and poetry will also be on view.
The exhibition, called "ME – the Bigger Picture", will be held at Forty Hall, the Jacobean mansion at Forty Hill, Enfield, from Wednesday, May 6, until Sunday, May 31. It will be open from Wednesdays to Sundays throughout the month from 11am-4pm. Forty Hall, run by Enfield Borough Council, is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Steve, a former teacher who lives in Bounds Green, north London, says the event will show "one person’s struggle towards an understanding and an acceptance of living with ME/CFS".
He was encouraged to stage the event when he put on a smaller show in Enfield year. "Last year’s at Millfield House was so successful that they have given me a much bigger space, in a posher venue", he said.
"The venue is amazing and has lots of foot fall especially over the weekends, so I’m hoping to raise lots of awareness, and do some fundraising."
Besides his ME work, Steve also paints more conventional themes. His landscapes, for instance, have a brooding touch of Wuthering Heights about them!
Steve will be around to meet visitors all day on Saturday, May 16.