What is art therapy?

What is art therapy?

What is art therapy?

by Liz Dowling, Art Therapist If you’ve ever looked up at clouds and recognised shapes in them you would have been working your intuition and imagination by association. Images seen in random marks or shapes is one of the processes used in art therapy to tune in to the ‘true…

How craft is good for our health

How craft is good for our health

Author: Susan Luckman, Professor of Cultural Studies, University of South Australia At a time when many of us feel overwhelmed by the 24/7 demands of the digital world, craft practices, alongside other activities such as colouring books for grown-ups and the up-surge of interest in cooking from scratch and productive…

An inside view of outsider art

An inside view of outsider art

A show at Hobart’s MONA gallery prompted Dr Andrew Binns to reflect on the influence of ‘madness’ on art creation. The linked question of what is art and who is an artist is forever under challenge and this came to the fore in a recently concluded exhibition at Hobart’s now-legendary…

How eye disorders may have influenced the work of famous painters

How eye disorders may have influenced the work of famous painters

How eye disorders may have influenced the work of famous painters By Andrew Anderson Associate Professor, Department of Optometry & Vision Sciences, University of Melbourne Republished with link from the Conversation It’s been argued the Impressionists were short sighted. The Boulevard Montmartre at Night, Camille Pissarro/Wikimedia Commons Vision is an…

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway This book explains the steps you can take to stop letting fear run your life How by committing to take these steps you can empower yourself to take on whatever challenges life may throw in our way. By understanding that our thoughts and…