Washing Line, 2018

Back in April I did a group exhibition as part of a collective called Interplay in Centrespace Gallery, Bristol We are a group of artists and professional Art Psychotherapist, who met on our MA course at the University of South Wales. It’s our first show together, title: ONE and we are planning to do yearly exhibitions. … More Washing Line, 2018


These last few months of 2017 have seen a lot of things happening ; this post will talk about the new social prescribing Hive in Hartcliffe and  funding secured to run some Arts in health courses – ‘Recreate workshops’. In my job role at Hartcliffe Health and Environment Action Group, in Bristol, November saw the … More ReCreate

The walk

Summer 2017 I decided to walk from Bristol, where I live now, to  Hartest, Suffolk, where I grew up.  It took 20 days in total, and I walked 211 miles following The Ridgeway and then joining the Icknield Way. It was a nod towards walking home after graduating from university and inspired by a friend’s … More The walk

Internal Mapping

Yesterday was the opening of our graduation group exhibition ‘T H R E E’ at The Riverfront Gallery, Newport, South Wales. The exhibtion runs until the 29th July; This group show is a response to the learning and personal growth we have experienced during the three years of our studies. It is a multidisciplinary exhibition, … More Internal Mapping

Trust the process

“Trusting the process is based on a belief that something valuable will emerge when we step into the unknown. There are elements of surrender and letting go which have more to do with flexibility and the ability to change direction, than with defeat and annihilation. The ego is willing to relinquish its plans and expectations in … More Trust the process


A sunny bank holidays trip to Margate’s Contemporary Turner gallery to catch ‘Entangled; threads and making’ before it ends on the 7th May 2017, we had art, fish & chips and ice cream…all the seaside treats! In particularly I enjoyed Maria Roosen’s work: ‘When I think of you’ (1998) Machine made embroidery and wood. ‘I was … More Entangled

Going steady

I am at the mid point of the final year of my MA, I feel the end approaching fast with a mixture of excitement and anxiety about what is ahead. I am fully into my research and (mostly) enjoying it – getting to talk to other art therapists and interview them about why they love … More Going steady

Textiles + therapy 

For my literature review section of my dissertation, I have been linking the therapeutic based research with current and historical textiles arts practice, linking artists exploration of ideas, symbols and metaphors to those in art therapy. Many artists instill special qualities and symbolic links to textiles and fibre arts. 2013 saw the curation of 23 … More Textiles + therapy