So who is an artist anyway?

We are looking forward to the opportunity to explore this question and others at the NVG on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March.  The upcoming series of Art Therapy Masterclasses brings together experts from La Trobe University’s Art Institute and Masters of Art Therapy program to consider the effects of art making in mental health and wellbeing. You…

Art and Expressivity

This week we are pleased to featured an interview by Dr Giselle Roberts with Dr Patricia Fenner.  Featured in the most recent SHE Review, this interview explores the power of expressivity with particular reference to recent work undertaken by Dr Fenner in a two-week art therapy program at the Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. A picture…

While the Hour, Testing Grounds Residency 2017

This week we are pleased to share a reflection from artist and art therapist, Alanna Lorenzon. Alana has been exploring Deep Time, and discovering how inventive methods that foster creative thinking and alternative learning for groups and individuals. We expect that her ideas and images may evoke further questions and so as always we invite you to respond…

Remembering the Empty Coolamons

A reflection from Libby Byrne and Angela Morgan: Last weekend, as part of National Reconciliation Week 2017, Australians reflected on two significant anniversaries in our reconciliation journey – 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision. On Saturday we each found our way independently of one another to The…

“A Perfect Distortion” featuring @ the ONJ Centre now…

This week sees the opening of a new exhibition by Marietta Elliott-Kleerkoper. Opening at the ONJ Cancer and Wellness Centre this week, ‘A Perfect Distortion’ is an exhibition that brings photography and poetry together as an invitation to see deeply. Having worked in the Open Studio at the ONJ Centre, Marietta now offers images and words,…

In the news:

From the ABC News online: You may well have seen the high profile attention brought to art therapy as a valuable discipline by Mrs Karen Pence during her visit to Sydney.  It is very good to see positive messages about our work reaching the highest levels of government in some countries. By Philippa McDonald Updated…

The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver; One breath at a time.

In recent weeks Tarrawarra Museum has featured an exhibition of “The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver“. I was aware that this exhibition was happening but in the busy-ness of life I had not managed to make the trip to Tarrawarra. Despite knowing that it was on, I heard about the exhibition recently in a conversation with Patricia Fenner. As she described where she had…