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Arts-based workshop at Spiritual Care Conference, Hobart,Tasmania
April 19-22, 2015
Dr Jenni Harris
As part of the Spiritual Care Conference in Hobart, Tasmania from 19-22 April, 2015, I am facilitating an arts-based workshop titled “The Tree as a Symbol of Our Spiritual Nourishment – an Experiential Reflective Workshop”. The workshop will offer a forum for reflection on significant themes such as the meaning and purpose of our work, who am I, what sustains us, what are our roots and what do we draw from spiritual traditions that inform our lives and our practice.
The conference theme is “The Ground of our Being: Heritage, Identity, Connectedness” and the conference uses the concept of the tree as its core symbol.
Dr Jenni Harris
The Art Therapy Studio
Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Centre
1 Yarra Blvd
International conference in Health Arts will be held in Colorado from late April to May 2, 2015.
Dear John: An exhibition by Margaret McIntosh
Margaret McIntosh is a student in the Master of Art Therapy program at La Trobe University who has recently offered a solo exhibition at Off the Kerb Gallery in Collingwood. The exhibition entitled, Dear John, is a body of work that uses humor to highlight the complexities of mainstream perceptions regarding the disproportion of vulnerability in the landscape of gender.
Margaret says of the art making process:
Making art is the closest I can get to meditating- when I am in a flow state, anyway. Other times, I simply enjoy the process of getting ready to be creating- like preparing canvas for example. I love the anticipation of beginning the process, as well as being completely absorbed in flow. I notice the contrast in my life when I am painting and when I am not. Finding the rhythm in the pure autonomy of painting is what I find most beneficial to my mental health. When I am in flow state and problem solving on colour and composition, I don’t feel the impulses that distract me day-to-day. Stepping out of flow and back into life, I like to reflect on the outcomes; the people and spaces I paint begin their own narrative, and I love becoming acquainted with them and their ideas.
Find out more about this exhibition here… http://www.offthekerb.com.au/exhibitions.htm