Art Therapists exhibition for Mental Health Month at CCG

Nineteen Masters-trained Art Therapists are exhibiting their work at Chrissie Cotter Gallery during October, Mental Health Month.

The practicing art therapists will share and explore a diverse range of experiences about aspects of doing art therapy and being an art therapist.

Art therapy allows expression and communication of conscious or unconscious thoughts, feelings and/or experiences through art making processes, within a therapeutic relationship.

All 19 of the artists are members of the Sydney Area Arts Therapy Group, comprised of registered Arts Therapists of ANZATA (Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association). The group meet monthly with the purpose of providing professional education, support and networking.

Art Therapist Fran Nielsen said a long-term goal of the Group has been to advocate and educate the wider community about art therapy and its benefits.

This year’s Mental Health Month, with the theme of ‘Learn and Grow as Art Therapy’, provided the perfect opportunity to exhibit “art works in response to a diverse range of client groups and working contexts,” she said.

“These include children and schools, adolescent and adult mental health, disability and rehabilitation services, aged-care facilities and palliative care.”

ART THERAPISTS on Art Therapy, during Mental Health Month, at Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street Camperdown

Opening Wednesday 12 October, 6:30 – 8pm. Media are invited to attend.

Exhibition dates: Thursday 13 October – Sunday 16 October.

For an interview with Fran Nielsen, call 0409 222 534.

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