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Terence Wilde

Terence Wilde

Terence Wilde (b.1963) is a visual artist based in London. He gained a degree in textiles at Winchester School of Art, graduating in 1986. Using his degree Wilde worked as a fashion print designer in the West End for many years before retraining through Croydon's voluntary mental health services. It was here that he was able to use his creativity to help people express themselves and he still does this today within a hospital setting. 

Full Biography

Terence Wilde (b.1963) is a visual artist based in London. He gained a degree in textiles at Winchester School of Art, graduating in 1986. Using his degree Wilde worked as a fashion print designer in the West End for many years before retraining through Croydon's voluntary mental health services. It was here that he was able to use his creativity to help people express themselves and he still does this today within a hospital setting.

Wilde draws on his own mental health journey, from the perspective of an adult survivor, in all his black and white works. Working mainly in pen drawing or ceramic, Wilde describes his works as responses to different periods in his life and personal situations. They show struggles, fears and dreams, and help Wilde to heal and to make sense of his life at any given time.

Exhibition Highlights

2016 No Mans Land, Islington Arts Factory, London
2016 The Mind Machine, Menier Gallery, London
2016 Radical Craft: Alternative Ways of Making, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
2016 Shared Insite, Central Saint Martins, London
2014 The Inner Self: Drawings from the Subconscious, CGP Gallery, London
2012 Outside In: National, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
2011 Drawn from Experience, SW1 Gallery, London