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

Entangled

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 

Immersion stage

The action of immersing someone or something in a liquid. “his back was still raw from immersion in the icy Atlantic sea” deep mental involvement in something. A few months into my research project now, I feel fully immersed in it all. I am yet to be found under a heap of fabric, arms just … More Immersion stage