The last post here at Messy Miscreation was back in April of this year and there are many reasons to that. The last time I properly sat down and created artwork for any project was for the Wellcome Collection in July [posted in August] but unfortunately my life took a turn I didn’t foresee. I … More It’s been a while
That’s right people! In 2017 I came up with this crazy idea that I could raise some money for Mind with a group of artists selling our work online. What’s crazier still is that it actually worked and I gathered together a group of artists selling the work they love to create in the name … More Piece of Mind returns for 2018!
2018 is here and like most people I have taken some time to sit and down and consider where I’m going. For the past seven months I’ve been looking for part time work to support myself alongside my girlfriend, which has been a struggle. As an autistic adult at the age of 25 with rather … More Feedback from you and moving forward
As I lay in bed last night it suddenly occurred to me that two years ago I was preparing to start a business with the help of the Princes Trust. Messy Miscreation began its life over the course of 2016 and if you had told me what I achieved in 2017, I would have laughed. … More Messy Miscreation: A reflection of 2017
I’m proud to announce that I will be a three week artist in residency slot over at the Horsfall beside 42nd Street! The Horsfall @ 42nd street hosts Verbal Ammunition: an artist residency and exhibition exploring mental health and life on the autistic by artist Messy Miscreation Artist Haydn Gardner (Messy Miscreation) makes mess. Through his practice … More Verbal Ammunition: My first artist residency
I spend an awful lot of time in my head. This is probably why I struggle with my own mental health so much but it leads me to question how my mind works. Recently I have wanted to discuss a range of things that have been on my mind because discussing mental health is the … More Ammunition of my mind
Last year I discovered a lovely little annual event that artists called Inktober and being an artist who works primarily in ink, I wanted in. For each day of October I posted an A5 drawing which ended up being a mistake because I was working in a very detailed style and would eat up most … More Inktober 2017!
As I’m writing this post I currently have over 50 responses for my latest art project, which is wildly above what I expected for such a short time looking for responses so thank you. The autistic online community has really come through and provided me with some incredibly sad but useful responses for a series … More My latest collaboration art project
****This project has now concluded, keep an eye on Messy Miscreation to see the outcome*** ***This projects collaboration deadline has been extended until October the 15th 2017*** **Warning: This artist brief is a proposal to create artwork using a mixture of typography and my own painting style. This will include sensitive and potentially upsetting … More Autistic Adults, I’m seeking your input on an art project [Concluded]
It goes to show what a willing group of artists and one crazy big eared man can do for charity. It was only a month ago I came up with the idea to host a art sale to raise money for charity. I posted on social media seeking artists that would be willing to help … More We made £244 for Mind!