Exhibition of the Week: Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan, Wellcome Collection, London NW1


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Showcasing work from 46 artists living in or attending social welfare establishments across Japan, the curator Shamita Sharmacharja's exhibition highlights the pleasure that creativity gives the patients.

There's a marvellous sequence of pictures by Takako Shibata of her absent mother, while Nobuji Higa's nudes are erotic and threatening.

The most compelling piece is Norimitsu Kokubo's 3 Parks with a panoramic view, a 10-metre long work that starts as a city map but becomes more fantastical. You can see the delight as it develops. It tells you of the creative marvel that is the human mind, even under stress.

020 7611 2222 to 30 June