Mission Statement 

 

Across the Pond (AtP) is a global arts collective that expands the international dialogue around mental health and wellness via cross disciplinary art projects. We work with diverse visual artists and mental health communities in order to form long lasting collaborations by curating ambitious exhibitions, facilitating workshops and creating opportunities for audiences in exploration of mental health awareness.  

 

 

Aims

 

AtP aims to support artists who are: 

 

  • Living with a mental health condition

  • Exploring mental health within their practice

  • Interested in connecting with other artists on both local and international levels 

  • Making work to manage their mental health and physical and cognitive wellbeing

 

 

Who we are

 

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

 

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

 

Adam Zucker is an artist, curator, and educator from New York City. He has a Master’s in Art History/Museum Studies and an Advanced Certificate in Art Education. Adam is certified to teach K-12 Visual Art Education within New York State and has classroom experience facilitating students' self-discovery and expression through art-centered learning. From 2011-2014, Adam was the co-founder and artistic director of et al Projects, a Brooklyn based gallery committed to showing emerging contemporary artists and under recognized historical artists. As an independent curator, he has organized multiple gallery and museum exhibitions. His writing has been published in Berkshire Fine Arts (online), Critical Read, Black Cat (online art journal), POZ Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, and numerous exhibition catalogs. Adam is the founder and author of Artfully Learning, where he writes about contemporary art through the lens of education.

 

Adam lives with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).