Aidan Shingler was born in London and now lives in Derbyshire. He is married to dancer, choreographer, writer, Tricia Durdey. He has worked as an artist, writer and activist for almost four decades. He conceived and organised the Kissit! XX Campaign - a series of national protests to expose human rights violations in the psychiatric system. He co-authored On the Receiving End which was published to highlight the emotional and psychological impact of psychiatric assault and call for radical reform of the mental health system.
Aidan Shingler’s art and writing, questions and challenges common preconceptions and misconceptions. He invites those who encounter his work to see the world anew. Through creativity he celebrates life and the universe, emphasises the multi-dimensional nature of reality and conveys the vulnerability and strength of the human spirit. His work is pervaded by signs, symbolism, synchronicity and significance.
Aidan Shingler's exhibitions have toured the United Kingdom. He was curator of the 1990 Visions show at the Royal College of Art and is the creator of StarDisc, a 21st Century celestial amphitheater located in the Derbyshire Dales.
A shaft of light into the darkness- Arts Journal
Inexplicably beautiful - The Guardian
Sharp, witty and in places very funny - Northern Review
Beyond categorisation - Artesian Magazine
Sheer brilliance- Mail-Out
Psyche, is Aidan Shingler’s mind-blowing account of the visionary potential of unusual states of consciousness; an affirmation of the strength and frailty of human spirit that validates schizophrenia as evidence of humankind evolving before us, here and now.