Two plus two makes four exhibition

by Broken Grey Wires in Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom

Two plus two makes four exhibition
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On 29th July 2021 we successfully raised £1,020 with 47 supporters in 28 days

Two plus Two makes four is an exciting exhibition at The Auxiliary (Middlesbrough - May 2022) exploring mental health through creativity.

by Broken Grey Wires in Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

We will be able to support more people through more workshops and community engagement. 

My name is Lizz Brady, I am an artist/curator from Manchester, UK, and founder of organisation Broken Grey Wires (BGW), responding to and exploring mental health conditions through art. I have curated exhibitions extensively within the UK and have exhibited my work internationally, including in; New York, Venice, Madrid, London and Glasgow. I create video installations, making use of live circumstances to develop interactive experiences for audiences.

I live with bipolar and anxiety disorder, and created BGW to push the boundaries for how we encounter and confront visual art.

In May 2022 (two years after the original scheduled date!) I take my organisation BGW up to Middlesbrough, to The Auxiliary Gallery. 

I will be curating the third major BGW exhibition there, with artists such as Bill Viola, Pipilotti Rist, Gillian Wearing, Martin Creed and Daniel Johnston showing amazing work. 


Gillian Wearing 

Alongside the exhibition there will be a night of live music - with bands TBC very soon! 

And lots of community projects and workshops. Including zine making, printmaking, 3D model making, sound art making and more. 

We will collaborate with local Teeside organisations to open up a conversation around mental illness and art. 

There will also be research into developing a toolkit to use in the gallery for audiences who may feel overwhelmed/anxious. Throughout this process we will utilise the expertise of a leading psychotherapist for advice and tips. 


Daniel Johnston 

So what do you get in return for supporting BGW??

As well as the excitement of helping make a huge project happen (!) we will offer rewards such as artist prints, disposable cameras showing unique moments of the curatorial process, opportunities to view the exhibition 'out of hours', postcards and badges. 

If there are any questions you may have regarding the project, please get in touch with me :) 

Lizz x


Pipilotti Rist 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£10 or more

Thank you

We will thank you on the first pages of the exhibition catalogue.

£20 or more

Signed exhibition catalogue

Lizz will sign an exhibition catalogue for you. The catalogue will feature images of all exhibiting artists, in full colour. As well as essays from two leading curators. We will also thank you on the first pages of the exhibition catalogue.

£35 or more

Artist print and postcards

You will receive an artist print, size A4, quality riso printed. There will also be postcards sent alongside! (full colour) We will also thank you on the first pages of the exhibition catalogue.

£50 or more

1 of 6 claimed

Disposable cameras

Grab a disposable camera capturing unique moments of the curatorial process. Lizz will snap as she installs the work. Find hidden gems and special moments. Only 6 cameras available! We will also thank you on the first pages of the exhibition catalogue.

£75 or more

1 of 6 claimed

Private walk around the exhibition with curator

Would you like to have a walk around the gallery and discuss the work with Lizz (curator) This is your chance to gain insight into the work, and the curatorial decisions. A really unique way to get involved in the project. We will also thank you on the first pages of the exhibition catalogue.

£36 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Artist Kirsty Harris - 12" vinyl picture disc

Here is a special vinyl by artist Kirsty Harris - How I Learned to Stop Worrying (1945-2019) 12" Vinyl Picture Disc! This is a musical account of every officially recorded nuclear explosion since the very first on - Trinity in 1945. The record features images of the artist's paintings on both sides.

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