Working with communities & Art Psychotherapy
I work psychodynamically as an Art Psychotherapist. I’ve worked with charities, schools, galleries, community groups, gardens and the NHS. Within that work, I also faciltate art groups and conduct workshops in community settings, exploring making together and fostering an artist identity.
Resonate Arts - In the Joy Fantastic.
This artwork is a result of a partnership between Resonate Arts and The Wallace Collection, London.
I facilitated a series of workshops for people living with dementia, along with their friends, family and carers to co-create a piece of art that explores and celebrates the feeling of joy, spring time and celebrating being together. We started the process by viewing items from the Wallace Collection that sparked interest and then used unexpected and non-traditional art materials in the art making process to joyfully and playfully make new items and also work from memories. The individual artworks were then combined into co-created group pieces.
I also work in outdoor settings with art materials and make experiences to communicate ecological themes. I collaborated with a mix of scientists, activists and ecologically minded people to present A Life in Plastic at ASCUS Labs in Edinburgh during Fringe Festival. We created an immersive Arts and Science experience combining sound, video and microscopic art in the ASCUS lab thinking about the life span of plastic in relation to geological time.