London Creativity and Wellbeing Week http://www.creativityandwellbeing.org.uk
Photographed by Rankin
as Part of Artfunds Museum of the year award.
The Museum Of the mind, Bethel royal hospital have been Shortlisted.
Outside In voted Xavier Artist Of the Month, Mr April
Cohedia: My Human Campaign
COHEDIA 2016: A human campaign.
Come one, come all: Let the pageant begin.
A diplomatic party from Cohedia will be attending the Utopia 2016 opening at Somerset House on 25th January, 2016. The ‘Wishing Gate’ carnival float will lead the pageant heralded by Cohedia’s creator artist Xavier White.
My friends and I are on a research journey from the mind-expanding cityscape of Cohedia.
Cohedia is a many sided jewel of an idea, polished by time and thought, where you can take a mental stroll in its streets and vistas to appreciate the full ambience of the settlement. Thought and effort are put into making an atmosphere that is coherent and conducive to the development of the human spirit enabling brain connections that bring about cognition. One can travel in three dimensions, sideways, onwards and up.
We have travelled long and far, reporting back our discoveries. We intend to investigate the Utopia 2016 events to research whether there are any developments in Utopia, after 500 years, that could be applied in Cohedia whose foundations were conceived 11 years ago. We come in peace in anticipation of inspirational exchange of ideas.
We hope this pageant will be welcomed in the manner it arrives, with it’s caring dance of wonderment. As a token of collaboration, we bring a gift of a Cohedia flag, offered in exchange and good will.
We invite you to view Cohedia’s Mind Expanding Cityscape, on youtube’s around the world telescope, or come in person to the Youtopia exhibition, at the Museum of the Mind at Bethlem Royal Hospital, Beckenham in February.
The Human Campaign progresses on where Xavier is to become artist in residence at London South Bank University, with the School of Health and Social care, working with themes of transformative learning, neurological connexions, building a culture of compassion and resilience for performance praxis.
Assembling from 11am by the Plaza between BFI I MAX and St John Church Waterloo to leave at 12, the Wishing Gate Pageant aims to arrive at Somerset House and present Cohedia’s flag at Midday, Monday 25th January 2016.
About the artist:
Xavier White, survivor of a near fatal head injury an outside artist. Celebrates the compassion and resilience that has enabled him to return to his Mind Expanding Cityscape with his Wishing Gate Pageant carnival float and pageant to visit Utopia 2016.
Xavier White is celebrating his return Cohedia project
Cohedia, wish you were here. Xx at Bethlem Gallery 2015 http://bethlemgallery.com/event/cohedia-wish-you-were-here-xx/
Anna Mc Nay’s review of this exhibition. http://art-corpus.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/review-of-xavier-white-cohedia-wish-you.html
Cohedia’s Large Canvas will be on display at The Museum of the Minds ‘Youtopia’ exhibition in Feb 2016 to further celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia book, published in1516.
The Wishing Gate Pageant carnival float will lead a pageant was built and created by Xavier White. And will tour London during the Utopia 2016 year.
Museum of the Mind, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3BX
About Utopia 2016:
Utopia 2016, a year of imagination and possibility
UTOPIA: 16th century dreams: Thomas More
Thomas More (1477 - 1535) wrote the first formal utopia. He imagined a complex, self-contained world set on an island, in which communities shared a common culture and way of life.