Phil Baird

M.F.A. M.A.F.

One Person Show by Phil Baird.


All five July Mondays, (only) @ The Dragon Cafe, The Crypt, St George the Martyr.

Noon - Till 8pm. SE1.

10 pilgrims around the crypt, long Journey, drawings.


Mostly white ink on black paper and very panoramic.

(See Website banner above for example)


Loads of Therapeutic involvements throughout the day.





A celebratory evening of music showcasing the work of Drake Music, an organisation supporting the work of disabled musicians.

Featuring "Connect & Collaborate", an improvisatory group of which I am a performer.


Friday, 17th March, 2017, 7.30pm @ The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH


PS: My second performance at the ICA. The first was 40 years ago as part of the "Kissing Bandits" barber quartet, as part of the Young Contemporaries Showcase.


Recently shown as part of The Two Phils, dedicated to Nick Shaw, at The Salome Gallery, ended 29th July 2016

Salome Art Gallery, SHARP Team, 308-312 Brixton Road, London SW9 6AA, Tel: 020 3228 7050


Also recently shown "Drawings" at The Café Below, St Mary-Le-Bow, Cheapside near St Pauls and Bank Station till end of June 2016.


Connect & Collaborate London - Drake Music Artistic Development project.


Connect & Collaborate


Connect & Collaborate London (C&CL) was a Drake Music initiative which aimed to locate and empower disabled artists and musicians across London and facilitate them to work together on commissions, projects and events.



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Creative Case (Video)


The Creative Case is the Arts Council inviting the arts sector to engage with a different approach to diversity and equality in the arts. It is a repositioning of previous work where, due to statutory requirements and legal duties, we separated strands of work on race, disability and gender equality and where the focus was on addressing past imbalances, reducing deficits and structural gaps in the arts sector.


As part of the Arts Council England's Creative Case for Diversity agenda film maker Ivan Riches has been commissioned to create a short film on Phil Baird, one of the six Award Winners from the Outside In: National exhibition at Pallant House Gallery. In the film Phil Baird talks about his art practice, his involvement with Outside In, and its relevance to the Creative Case for Diversity.


The film and soundtrack was made by filmmaker Ivan Riches and was especially commissioned by the Arts Council for the Creative Case website, which is managed by Disability Arts Online.


























The Bethlem Gallery is an art gallery in Beckenham, Bromley, England. It was established in 1997 to support and exhibit artists who are current or former patients of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.


I have exhibited at the gallery and have work in the permanent collection.


My work at Bethlem Gallery.


Other Bethlem Gallery  artists.



Greenhouse of Hearts (video)






















a film by Dolly Sen (See more Dolly Sen videos - click)


I was interviewed by Dolly as part of the Portugal Prints collaboration with the Royal Academy.


Portugal Prints is part of Westminster Mind and supports people recovering from mental illness by offering members the chance to use their creativity in a commercial art and design studio as a stepping-stone back into work, training and education.


See the video.


The Dragon Café


The Dragon Café is Mental Fight Club’s latest creative project: a relaxing café and imaginative space, open to all, located in the Crypt of St George the Martyr Church, Borough High St, SE1 1JA, opposite Borough tube station.

Open every Monday (but only on a Monday) from 12 midday to 8.30 pm.


The Dragon Cafe provides a simple, affordable, healthy menu each week, and a wide range of creative and well-being activities, all of which are free and open to all. No enrolment is required for groups, just turn up and take part, as much or as little as you like.

















Arts Network
















Arts Network (formerly Network Arts) is an organisation I've been involved with for many years. Arts Network provides a supportive welcoming space for participants to explore their creativity, learn new art, crafts and IT skills, put structure into their days, make preparations for training, volunteering and paid work, engage in exhibitions and most importantly have fun, make friends and belong somewhere as part of a community.

Click on the name or logo above to peruse the Arts Network website (opens in a new window).

0208 852 2849




Outside In

Ambassador for Outside In artists agency. Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 9, North Pallant, Chichester, Sussex.

Telephone: 012 4377 4557





























Click here to visit my Artist's page and comments on the Outside In website.




The artist at the opening of

the Museum of the Mind

March 2015

Click on image to see highlights from the
launch of the Bethlem Gallery and Museum
in its new home, including a speech by the gallery's patron, Grayson Perry!


Film made by Other Finger Films.

Writing Works: Read interesting poetry or prose selected by group leaders Phil and Diana, then a discussion about what has been read and some quiet time to write – feel free also to bring along work you would like to share. A friendly, supportive group that aims to provide continuity.


There are many other creative groups at The Dragon Café