The Art of a Creative Life

Over the next few weeks we are pleased to be featuring work from several artists who have worked at the Neami Studio, Splash. This week we are pleased to be able to feature work from Mack. Featured Artist: Mack. Growing up empty, Digital print. Art helps me because it is an outlet for my emotions. Instead of using…

‘Cultural Landscapes in Arts Therapies’

A conference in Palermo, Sicily, 2015 ‘Cultural Landscapes in Arts Therapies’ Participation, diversity and dialogue www.ecarte.info The biennial ECArTE conferences have become one of the eagerly awaited events in the international arts therapies calendar. Bookings are now open for the next conference: Palermo, Sicily, September 2015. There are only 350 places available and so applicants are…

The Thin Line: a theatre-based program about eating disorders

Deakin University, in partnership with EDV, present a preview of an exciting new program for raising awareness about eating disorders. The Thin Line consists of two parts: a 30 minute play performed by a single actress that illustrates a young woman’s struggle with an eating disorder, followed by a moderated panel discussion. Originating in the…

A year in reflection at St. Vincent’s Hospital

In 2013-2014, Lama Majaj spent a year working in the Artist in Residence Program at St Vincent’s Hospital.  She reports here on the impact of this experience on her own art making practice and for the people she encountered whilst she was an artist-in-residence at a major public hospital. Last year I had the privilege to be part…

Seeing the things that matter

  A report from Michelle Dixon, Art Therapist: Children’s Cancer Centre. The Royal Children’s Hospital is well known for it vibrant creative arts culture and holistic care. The RCH building illuminates the importance of art, by providing a colourful, child- friendly design with areas for performance and display. Victoria Jones, Director of Creative Arts (Arts…

Message in a pod

The Arts in Healthcare program at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre (ONJCWC) delivers community development workshops to educate youth about the role of the arts in health and spiritual wellbeing. I was invited to be part of St Monica’s College ‘Spirituality Day’ where I facilitated an experiential  workshop that aimed to enhance year…