Presented by Platform

Henry Coombes and Marcella McIntosh: Ayes in Your Head

10 Nov 2018 → 19 Jan 2019
All Day


Platform is delighted to present a new exhibition bringing together drawings and paintings by award-winning filmmaker and visual artist Henry Coombes and collaborator, Marcella McIntosh, alongside Henry’s film Love and Lithium.

Henry, who is now better known for creating films that are by turn both intense and tender has continued to create paintings, drawing and sculpture, each art form responding to and influencing the other. Creative force Marcella has featured in a number of Henry’s films, in particular his most recent film Love and Lithium, which was the starting point for this exhibition.

The film is a documentary portrait of Marcella, exploring her life in her own words, through staged re-enactments and her drawings, the film focuses on Marcella’s recovery from alcohol addiction and mental health challenges. Marcella’s drawings are a direct result of Henry’s request for her to draw significant moments and people from her story, resulting in a series of images depicting these characters and moments. Alongside Marcella’s drawings are a selection of Henry’s paintings that similarly create a narrative of moments and experiences where the lines between myth, personal and fact are blurred.

Additional info


10 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018

7 Jan - 19 Jan 2019

Mondays - Saturdays

10am - 5pm

The film Love and Lithium screens from 10am – 5pm, on the hour. Last screening starts at 4pm.

Please note the film is an hour long and contains strong language and adult themes.


The exhibition will be closed from Sunday 23 December over the festive break, it will then reopen on Monday 7 January until 19 January 2019.

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