Exhibition of art work made by prisoners

Sarah Lucas curated the show of art by prisoners which takes place at the South Bank until the 25th November.

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/2012/sep/18/koestler-trust-sarah-lucas-prison-pictures

 

 

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Current project : Art Therapy group for children affected by domestic violence

I am currently setting up an Art Therapy group in a refuge for children affected by domestic violence. I will facilitate the group with a volunteer Art Therapist.

There was recently an interesting article about this type of group in the last  Inscape:International Journal of Art Therapy. Mills, E.& Kellington, S.(2012). Using group art therapy to address the shame and silencing surrounding children’s experiences of witnessing domestic violence. Inscape: International Journal of Art Therapy 17 (1):3-12.

Online ISSN 1745-4840,Volume17,2012 . http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17454832.2011.639788

BAAT members receive the journal as a member benefit. For more details go to: www.baat.org

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Are you good at reading people’s moods?

Rate your social sensitivity with this interesting test by Rowe/Baron-Cohen: ‘Reading the mind in the eyes’.

http://socialintelligence.labinthewild.org/mite/

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Louise Bourgeois at the Freud Museum

The exhibition at the Freud Museum was inspired by the discovery of boxes of the artist’s writing revealing that she undertook psychoanalytic therapy. http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/mar/07/spider-freud-louise-bourgeois-exhibition

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Art is a guaranty of sanity

I like this phrase from Louise Bourgeois which made me think of a project I made as a Fine Art student.

In this project small sculptures packaged as if pills, here a house, were taken as medication.


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An unlikely form of therapy

Six minutes clip from Art for Heroes: A Culture Show Special. An Art Therapy session to discover how drawing, sculpting and painting are helping veterans manage the symptoms of PTSD. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00lr5nv

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Link to the BBC2 programme on PTSD and Art Therapy

http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b0175nz8/

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