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Thirteen Exhibition

4th - 26th May 2019

Barker & Stonehouse, Old Shoreham Road, Brighton, BN3 7EX


Creative Future's latest exhibition, part of Artists Open Houses 2019 in Brighton & Hove. Featuring an eclectic mix of artwork from thirteen regional artists, displaying work that can be bought as limited edition prints. 


Community Base

2018 - 2019

A set of nine framed miniature artworks on display at Community Base in Brighton. 

Each separate miniature artwork measures 18mm x 13mm. Each framed piece comprises of a set of either four miniatures.


Click to see the Miniature Artworks

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Eleven Exhibition

9th - 26th May 2018

‘Eleven’ a Creative Future Exhibition at Brighton Dome. 


Marking the launch of Creative Future’s curated retail website the 'Eleven' exhibition at The Brighton Dome is part of this year’s Brighton Festival. The exhibition showcases artists featured in the charity’s new digital venture and displays work that can be bought as limited edition prints.

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Traumascapes & Landscapes of the Interior

16th May to 28th September 2018

City Arts have teamed up with the Institute of Mental Health for a new art exhibition looking people’s experience of trauma. The exhibition is called ‘Traumascapes & Landscapes of the Interior’.


Works on display include: Allan Oliver’s Electric Dreams, which captures the loss of identity that comes after electro-shock therapy; and Yvonne J Foster’s The Filing System of Trauma which explores how memories are stored in our minds.


Click here for the exhibition programme.


Drawing Insight

2nd - 26th March 2017

A collaborative project with Outside In and Chichester University culminating in an exhibition at Pallant House Gallery


"Yvonne and Deborah worked collaboratively over a three-month period supported by artist and project facilitator Rachel Redfern. Throughout the project they have used art as a means of communication and dialogue. Gaining shared and unexpected insights into themselves and their practices, the resulting artwork is a celebration of the differences that revealed themselves."


For more information go here.


Tight Modern Tour

Nov 2016 - April 2017

Tight Modern - the world’s smallest pop-up gallery.


An 8ft x 5ft miniature replica of the iconic Tate Modern, showcasing the UK’s best under-represented artists. Touring to galleries and libraries across the UK.


19 Nov – 11 Dec 2016 Jubilee Library, Brighton; 15 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017 St. Helens Central Library; 5 Jan - 25 Jan 2017 Haydock Library, St Helens; 26 Jan - 15 Feb 2017 Eccleston Library, St Helens; 20 Feb – 2 Mar 2017 Redbridge Library, Ilford; 3 Mar – 18 April 2017 Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.


Community Base

2016 - 2017

Three pieces of work displayed at Community Base in Brighton:


Watching the Sea, Bette Davis and Hollywood Starlets.


These images have now been sold. 

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21st April to 14th August 2016

Prescriptions: Artists’ Books on Wellbeing and Medicine exhibition


The Drawing Room, The Beaney


A collaborative exhibition, including my publication 'Inside'

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Creative Debuts

May - June 2015

As part of Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays


Creative Debuts featured artist for May and June 2015.


"Some people can't even type on an iPad. Well, how's your iPad art? Because our artist Yvonne can do this on an iPad. Jaw dropping." 


"I was last night at the exhibition in London, I bought the print 'Bette Davis' love your art. I look to see more work from you."


Tight Modern Tour

May 2014 - January 2015

Tight Modern, produced by Creative Future, is a miniature replica of London’s iconic Tate Modern Gallery, showcasing 60 artists.


The Tight Modern Tour opened at the Brighton Fringe Festival in May 2014 and continued to: 

Creativity and Wellbeing Week at the ORTUS Learning & Events Centre, London, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne and St Helen’s Cultural Hubs programme. Around 42,000 people saw the gallery in action with the tour coming to a close in January 2015.


Video: Tight Modern

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Outside In, South East

July - Sept 2013

Outside In, South-East exhibition


Bringing together the work and talent of a wide variety of Outside In artists from the South East region who have had little or no contact with the mainstream art world either because of mental health issues, disability, health or social circumstance.


Hastings Museum and Art Gallery


Press: Art on the Edge

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April - June 2013

'Inside' an exhibition and launch of my first publication.


Group exhibition with Eclectica Artists, supported by Creative Future at Jubilee Library, Brighton


Followed by a solo exhibition of 'Inside', Starbucks, Jubilee Street, Brighton

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Talented Art Fair

1st - 3rd March 2019

The Truman Brewery, London E1 6QR


"We look forward to welcoming you to our 3rd edition of the Talented Art Fair, where there will be a bar, music, live painting, over 2000 original artworks & limited edition prints plus 100 Talented Artists. Talented 2019 brings a plethora of the most talented and sought after contemporary artists who are currently making serious waves in the art world today."

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Shop Ethical

7th November 2018 - 9th January 2019

Shop Ethical - select pieces from the Creative Future Online Shop are available to view at street level in the window of Brighton’s Community Base.


"This Christmas, we’re on a mission to challenge views of local art by selling ethical prints that depict 'the real' Brighton and Hove. Created by some the UK’s most engaging artists and sold from our Online Gallery Shop, the works encapsulate the stories of real artists who actually live in or have connections to the area. We’re championing limited-run prints of abstract paintings, vibrant photorealism and digital pop art exploring a range of themes."

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Mind the Gap

1st - 13th October 2018

Mind the Gap’ an art exhibition to support mental health in the world’s poorest communities at

Michaelhouse Centre, Cambridge. 


In recognition of World Mental Health Day on the 10th October, CBM UK and BasicNeeds invited 15 artists with lived experience or an interest in mental health to display their work in a two-week long exhibition to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental health.


Featuring five digitally manipulated self portraits printed on vinyl 51cm x 86cm from Yvonne J Foster's publication 'Inside'.


The Regency Town House Autumn Exhibitions

16th - 24th September 2017

5 artists, 3 exhibitions, 1 venue

Featuring artworks by Sussex artists Rachel Cohen, Yvonne J Foster, Deborah Petch, Rachel Redfern and Jim Sanders. 


Drawing Insight at The Regency Town House Autumn Exhibitions

"The aim of the Arts Council-funded Insight Partnership is to bring together artists from different creative backgrounds in order to experience each other’s ways of working, learn from each other and explore the connection between arts and health."



13th - 18th December 2016

An exhibition of Brighton Artists: Katie Bailey, Tom Barwell, Topher and Yvonne J Foster

At The Regency Town House in Hove supported by Creative Future


Featuring the launch of Pharmaceutical Boxes and new Miniature Artworks


"Your work is wonderful. The pharmacy exhibition is world class. Your little pictures mighty. Well done. Best in show."



10th - 21st October 2016

A special pop-up exhibition created for Brighton's Photo Fringe Festival.


"With a backdrop of the city's major shopping complex, the theme explores 'loanwords' in the English language that you can find on the high street - everyday words which are firmly entrenched in British Culture, but have actually been adopted from another language."  


Featuring images from Yvonne J Foster's photographic series 'Look Down


Curated by Urbanflo Creative


A Journey

23rd May - 23rd Sept 2016

A Journey: Loneliness, Hope & Resilience exhibition


City Arts' collaborative exhibition, including images from my publication 'Inside'.  


Held at Nottingham’s Institute of Mental Health


Sussex Craft and Design Fair

July 2015

In association with Pop UP Brighton and Eastbourne's Enterprise Centre:


'The largest craft & design fair in Eastbourne this summer, with more than 20 of the region's most innovative and creative craft-makers & designers.'


Postcards from the Edges

Sept - Nov 2013

Postcards from the Edges exhibition  


Through artwork, poetry, photography, stories, collages or messages, United Response asked people with disabilities to express what is important to them and put it on a postcard. To hear about the full range of life experiences, good and bad. 


Bankside Gallery, Southbank, London; Baltic Mill Gallery, Gateshead; Grant Bradley Gallery, Bedminster, Bristol; Camp and Furnace, Liverpool.


Press: The Social Issue, The Guardian and The Guardian in pictures

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May 2014

Happy Planet's Doodlefest an event within Brighton Festival Fringe at ONCA Gallery, exploring the theme of happiness via the art of doodling. Broadly examining the intrinsic link between our emotional wellbeing, the natural environment and human behaviour. With themes such as giving, gratitude, togetherness, creativity, play and friendship.


My Brighton Panorama Doodle was sold in the charity auction, raising money for Mind. 


Impact Art Fair

July 2013

The Impact Art Fair 


Showcasing work by highly talented artists whose opportunities are limited by mental health issues, disability, chronic ill health or social circumstance. Organised by Creative Future and held at Block 336 in Brixton, London


"A thoroughly humbling, moving experience, one of the best of my life" - Steve Murison

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Be Nice I'm Scared

December 2012

'Be nice, I'm scared' 

Group exhibition with Eclectica Artists supported by Creative Future


Yolo's, Hove


BBC Radio Sussex, Danny Pike

Interview about living with depression and upcoming exhibition 'Be nice, I'm scared'

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