Works in progress


Fabrica trustee

Arts, Health & Wellbeing.

darrenemilianos has just joined the team at FABRICA (Brighton’s Centre for Contemporary Art) as a Trustee.

Here’s a little reading to get started:

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing (APPGAHW) was formed in 2014 and aims to improve awareness of the benefits that the arts can bring to health and wellbeing. During 2015–17, the APPGAHW conducted an Inquiry into practice and research in the arts in health and social care, with a view to making recommendations to improve policy and practice. Our partners in this Inquiry have been the National Alliance for Arts, Health and Wellbeing, King’s College London, the Royal Society for Public Health and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. We are extremely grateful to our funders, Wellcome, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.”

Brighton Health and Wellbeing Centre is already going some interesting work and promoting the benefits.



Creating a loose Brighton&Hove Artist-Medic group, to foster the scenius principle.

Initially wondering how we can combine interests in Health & Wellbeing, Art, Dermatology and FABRICA gallery.

Note this interesting research with Professor Christopher Griffiths.


Care navigation map

commission for Woodingdean Medical Centre waiting room – Brighton

Improving the experience in the waiting room, making it more interesting and useful.

Initially highlighting the Macmillan Cancer centre – Brighton  (appreciation tweeted by Macmillan GP).

With the help of patients, Care Navigators and the Public Health team, there are plans to regularly change the highlighted  sites and related leaflets based on particular Health themes/services.

  • Cancer services
  • Food
  • Activity: walks/cycling…
  • Sexual Health services
  • etc…

suggestions welcomed


Further images can be seen on Flickr.

Like the river and the sea...everything returns - Exploring harmony series - Brighton 2015 - acrylic on canvas 100cm x 100cm)

A study of "Sisters on a sunny day" - acrylic on canvas - 50x50cm

NYX - order from chaos, the night and our dreams - acrylic on canvas 120x80cm

Wormholes from birds feet

you&meme&you - acrylic on canvas 100cm x 120cm

East Brighton - acrylic on canvas 100cm x 120cm

Vision - acrylic on canvas, 50cm x152cm




Brighton, dreaming, dreaming… with analogue film – MF & 35mm (Notice, Learn).

Jonathon - MF film - Brighton July

West from the Palace Pier - Brighton

Rockpool strolling, as the sun goes down - Brighton

Shafts of light - Brighton Pier January

Wheel & Pier - Brighton December

Sea foam - Brighton

Passage - Brighton

A little swell - Brighton

Splash - Brighton


Pebbles - Brighton September

Tranquil evening - Brighton September

Brighton pier - November

Rockpools - Brighton September

Sundowner over rockpools

Ovingdean break

Brighton September



Feeling the pulse

Taking  project “Hope” and allowing the poem-painting combinations, to evolve into pulsating land- & sound-scapes, that move the heart.

A large installation, diving into and through the imagery of these worlds, pulsing to the sounds.

Steroids part IIEarly phase sketching, key-framing & pulsing…

Collaborators welcome.



Taking “Feeling the pulse” further, to move the feet, into smaller spaces.

Early phase sketching, scratching and sampling Jaya’s voice to create beats…

(Collaborators welcome)



A special interest in dermatology.



Progressing through the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dermatology (organised by the Centre for Cell Biology and Cutaneous Research in the Blizard Institute, and the Department of Dermatology Barts Health, Queen Mary University, London).


Noticing an endless variety of textures.

Combining art and dermatology to enhance clinical skills (I’m not alone in this belief).

Not exactly sure where this is going, just letting it get under the…


Noticing, noticing…

Caring, feeling, curiosity,

Listening, reflecting, communicating.


Invaluable clinical skills

Swords to polish…


(Collaborators welcome)


OpenArtSurgery –  An art gallery to improve the experience at Woodingdean Medical Centre (Brighton, UK) and beyond.  Slowly progressing…

How to combine interests in helping people, health and art.

A way to promote health and improve the local environment, document the local scene, help fundraise for patients and the community, promote creative community activities & artists and tell stories.  We would also like to interactively understand the effect visual art has in wellbeing with some research (Connect, Learn, Give).



A way to help remember things I’m reading, dipping into & learning.  Now moving into sound, I will also include audiobooks I am listening to.

With a co-located medical centre and library, I’m happy to promote reading, listening, learning & books (Notice, Learn, Give – see instagram gallery in the footer below and here #deBooklog).