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…

Making Art for Mental Health in SAMOA

A report from Dr Patricia Fenner Last year I had the privilege to join Margaret Goding and Brigid Ryan from Asia Australia Mental Health and Steve and Wendy Percival at Tiapapata Art Centre in a project designed to build public understanding of mental illness and trauma in Samoa. This project was funded by Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS) and…

Researching the impact of the arts on health

Researching the impact of the arts on health The Journal of Applied Arts & Health 5:2 may be an issue worth dipping into if you are interested in the impact of the arts on health – be this the health of individuals or communities. This issue grapples with some of the challenges in finding evidence…