The Love Arts Conversation: a festival flavoured conference of arts and mental wellbeing (Leeds, 21-22 October 2014)

The Love Arts Conversation: a festival flavoured conference of arts and mental wellbeing Part of the Love Arts Leeds festival Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd October Sessions include: Why Spend NHS Money on Art? The impact of theatre on people living with dementia The impact of music on people living with dementia The representation of Read the full article…

Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing: Reparation and connection (Book Announcement)

CMH are pleased to announce the publication of Olivia Sagan’s Narratives of Art Practice and Mental Wellbeing: Reparation and connection (forthcoming in October 2014 in the Routledge Series: Advances in Mental Health Research).  This book draws on extensive research carried out with mental health service users who are also practicing artists. Using narrative data gained Read the full article…

“Le Traumatisme”: Performance at Vane Gallery (26 July 2014, Newcastle)

You are invited to ‘Le Traumatisme’ performance at Vane Gallery, Newcastle, on Saturday 26 July 8-10pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. This Push Push Practice performance event combines newly developed contemporary dance theatre, contemporary music, and cinematography, all inspired by the theme of trauma. For more information, click here.    

Undissolved (Performance, London, 17-18 July 2014)

‘Bodies never lie’ – Agnes de Miller Visual Art and Performance. Presence and Absence. Though seemingly unrelated pairs of words, there is an intrinsic undercurrent of rhythm which connects practice based disciplines towards each other – this often brings out various connections, connotations, and inferences. All 12 artists exhibiting engage with this very undissolved threshold Read the full article…

Medicine Unboxed: Students 2014 (Festival, CFP, 21 November 2014, Cheltenham)

Medicine Unboxed: Students 2014 – Friday 21st November, Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham Medicine Unboxed aims to examine medicine from the perspective of the arts and humanities, and arises from the view that good medicine demands more than scientific and technical expertise, also requiring ethical judgment, empathy, and an understanding of human experience. Last year saw Read the full article…

Drawing Parallels: Artistic encounters with pathology (Workshop, London, 2nd July 2014)

Calling curators, conservators, technicians in medical museums, APTs and DR managers or those in related medical fields. Barts Pathology Museum 3rd Floor, Robin Brook Centre W Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE 1:00 – 4:00 pm Please come and join us at a workshop aimed at offering a space for response and discussion about foetal and neonatal specimens from UCL Teaching and Research Collections and Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (final post 2014): Dr Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

So, in a few days I will be taking my leave of Galveston once again. Of course I am sad to leave the island although I am looking forward to going home and excited about everything I have achieved during my ‘oh too short’ time here. I gave a colloquium and a drawing workshop and, Read the full article…

Notes from Galveston (weeks 3-4): Jac Saorsa, Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas

Just one more week to go here in Galveston. I have been dividing my time between drawing the anatomy lab and studying in the Library here at the University of Texas Medical Branch. In the latter, while reading up on the historical context of everything that the Drawing Women’s Cancer project is, I came across Read the full article…

Emotion, Embodiment and Death (Symposium, Queen Mary, University of London, 2-3 June 2014)

Emotion, Embodiment and Death Symposium 2-3 June 2014 Centre for the History of the Emotions: Queen Mary University of London The symposium is free to attend, but space is limited, so please register by e-mailing e.carrera@qmul.ac.uk, specifying whether you wish to attend Day One, Day Two, or both. Organizer: Elena Carrera Day One – 2 Read the full article…