Life is beautiful. But is it? And how do I fit into this whole thing?
It's a great question and reflects on the thoughts of emerging and established artists. If you go through an art exhibition, most likely you read about their challenging lives; unfulfilled, depressed or somewhat different to the norm.
Art, actually, may have been the therapeutic element which grounded them, kept them going and release their inner demon. It's proven that doing art can heal. Why don't more people do it?
Join us on the 22nd of June for an event which reflects on this question and discusses the therapeutic effect of doing art. At Blue Bee Gallery, we believe in the power of art and support a charity which offers art therapy to people in need. All net profit of the day will go to the Rethink Mental Illness charity.
Artist Stefan Finsinger will talk about his art and how making art has grounded him in an exhausting corporate job.
Art therapist Jenna Finch will talk about What Art Therapist Do. She will give some more insights into the therapeutic effect of doing art.
What happens in art therapy sessions? Where do art therapists work?
An introduction to the history, theory and practice of art psychotherapy. The arts therapies (including drama, dance and music) can provide a language for people who experience difficulty in finding the words.
"Inside/Outside" adheres to the processing of internal and external worlds, through creativity and play. It also echoes the paradox for art therapies working inside the system, but with often marginalised communities.
The talks will start at 7pm, 22nd June, at Deptford Does Art, 28 Deptford High St, Deptford, London SE8 4AF