Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Tate Britain

British Association of Art Therapists

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This event is in collaboration with Tate Britain

 

The British Association of Art Therapists
24-27 White Lion Street,
London N1 9PD
Tel: 020 7686 4216
Fax: 020 7837 7945
email:
info@baat.org
www.baat.org
 

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Advancing Arts and Mental Health:
What is a Gallery for?

Monday, 11th May 2009

at Tate Britain

    • What exactly does it mean when we say the arts
      help our wellbeing?
       
    • Can we really claim this applies where serious mental health conditions are involved?

In a time of rising mental ill health, financial uncertainty and unemployment these questions become a national concern. This landmark event seeks to take on these issues in terms of exploring what role a gallery can play as a public resource. We aim to look seriously at the psychological barriers involved and at what processes safely and effectively unlock the potential of the arts for mental health and wellbeing.

Covering new practice, research and social inclusion resulting from the innovative partnerships between Tate Britain and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. These Podcasts are examples of this work:

Podcasts are wmv (Windows Media Audio/Video) files. Click on the image to open and play the podcast. Alternatively, right click on the image and Save or Download the file to play from your computer.

Click to open, and play this podcast (wmv file)PersonalityPlus / Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust: Ollie discusses her art and the event at the gallery
(7 mins)

Seascape: Click to open, and play this podcast (wmv file)
Seascape: Gallery tour for parents of children with severe mental illness (7mins)
John Brett, The British Channel Seen from the Dorsetshire Cliffs 1871
© Tate, London 2009

Four hundred years of Families - Click to open and play podcast (wmv)
Four hundred years of families (8 mins)
David Des Granges,
The Saltonstall Family
circa 1636-7, © Tate, London 2009

Persinality Plus at Leeds Carriageworks: Click to open, and play this podcast (wmv file)
PersonalityPlus event at Leeds Carriageworks (9 mins)

Programme:

This event is suitable for policy makers, mental health workers, those in the arts, educationalists, researchers and all who value galleries.

The programme includes:

Gallery as NHS

Understanding Human Experience as the common task of NHS Trusts and Galleries (Oxleas Chief executive Stephen Firn and Felicity Allen, Head Learning Department Tate Britain)

Gallery as Mind

Art therapist-Curator co-work using podcasts to work through complex psychological barriers to the arts for wellbeing

Gallery as Community
Personality Plus - click to go to web site

Personality Plus, a highly successful service user led arts organisation based around the diagnosis of personality disorder, use of galleries including the Tate Modern as resource.

Gallery as Laboratory
Canterbury Christ Church University - click forweb site

Arts and Health research from the faculty of Psychology at Christ Church Canterbury University.

Gallery as Experience

A range of workshops, tours and presentations in the afternoon


Housed in the prestigious Clore extension of Tate Britain, the day will run from 10am to 4pm and will be a mixture of conference style presentations, workshops and specialised tours in the Tate gallery.

This will be an exciting and moving experience which outlines the potential of the arts and its evidence base, offers networking connections and presents practice models which are ready to be used.

Sponsors:

We are grateful to our sponsors:

Howden Insurance CMS Taylor & FrancisGroup

Taylor & Francis publish two journals crucial to the field:

The International Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape - click for web site

Arts and Health - click to go to web site

The International Journal of Art Therapy: Inscape

  Arts and Health: An International Journal on Research, Policy and Practice

BAAT is working in partnership with the London Arts in Health Forum. For more information see www.lahf.org.uk.
London Arts in Health Forum - click to go to their web site

This event is organised by:

    The British Association of Art Therapists
    24-27 White Lion Street, London N1 9PD
    Tel: 020 7686 4216  Fax: 020 7837 7945
    email: info@baat.org

 

If you would like to know more about Art Therapy please visit the BAAT web site www.baat.org

     

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