Considering a Landscape of Practice with Lynn Kapitan

On Tuesday this week  we were pleased to welcome Lynn Kapitan, Art Therapist, Researcher and Doctoral Program Director from Mount Mary University in the United States. Lynn spoke to a gathering that included Art Therapists and Art Therapy Trainees who are working with art and people in many different ways across Melbourne and Victoria.  She inspired…

Remembrance and the Expressive Arts

We are pleased to be able to tell you about this innovative research day hosted by Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions and The University of Melbourne. The focus of the day is how the arts function as useful technologies for emotional expression while also offering creative routes for recovery after…

Mindful Art Therapy: A foundation for practice

We are pleased to let you know about the Melbourne launch of this new book by Dr Barbara Jean Davis, Mindful Art Therapy: A Foundation for Practice This book bridges Eastern and Western traditions to present mindful approaches to art therapy. It clarifies theories, methodologies and practical skills of mindful art therapy and features case…

Creative Conversations

Patricia Fenner and Libby Byrne were pleased to be invited to be part of the Creative Converastions that were stirring in Wallan today.  The event brought together artists, community groups and services providers, all of whom had an interest in bringing creative thinking into community spaces.  Greg Ireton informed us about the work that the Creative Recovery Network have…

The Aborigine is Present

An inspiring new work from Robyne Latham The creative process is different for every artist. For Robyne Latham, the inspiration for her latest work struck as she sat in her studio one day.  Thoughts about the place of Aborigines in contemporary Australia, the media debate about the right to identify as Aboriginal and the daily stereotyping…

‘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…