Mr A Moves in Mysterious Ways: Selected Artists from the Adamson Collection (Art Exhibition, London, 15 May-25 July 2017)

The Adamson Collection is one of the world’s largest collections of artworks made by psychiatric patients. It consists of approximately 6,000 paintings, drawings and sculptural objects, produced between 1946 and 1981 by the residents of Netherne, a long-stay British mental hospital, under the guidance of art therapy pioneer Edward Adamson. This exhibition displays selected works by Read the full article…

Birkbeck Medical Humanities (Reading Group/exhibition, Birkbeck University, 9 December 2015)

The next session of the Birkbeck Medical Humanities reading group continues to explore art therapy: its aims, some of the debates that mark its practice, and the status of artworks produced by patients. This session will be held at the Keynes Library, Birkbeck (43 Gordon Square) on Wednesday 9 December, between 3.30-5. Set texts: Microsite Read the full article…

Birkbeck Medical Humanities (Reading Group, Wellcome Library, Euston Road, 11 November 2015)

The Birkbeck Medical Humanities reading group aims to create a space in which academics, clinicians and students can come together to explore key readings, ideas and materials in the field of medical humanities. Our endeavour is to find ways of talking across the different disciplines of the humanities and medicine, and we welcome participation from Read the full article…

Does Art Really Work As Therapy?

Mike White from the Centre for Medical Humanities – a “guru of the arts in health field” – is a keynote speaker at the 6th International Arts and Health Conference now on in Melbourne. He is the first speaker in a live ABC radio “Life Matters” broadcast on the topic “Does Art Really Work as Read the full article…

The Birth Project: Now Recruiting Mothers, Midwives and Doulas

The Birth Project, led by Professor Susan Hogan, is part of an AHRC Research Consortium which is exploring the role of the arts and humanities for health, under the umbrella title Creative Practice for Mutual Recovery. Partners include Harvard University, Derby University, Nottingham University and the Royal College of Music. The birth project will be Read the full article…