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429 total members
City: London
Job Role: Artist
Company: Abigail Hammond
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Sculpture
Bio:
Abigail is a Designer Maker, artist and educator. She graduated from MA Visual Arts at Camberwell College of Arts in 2019. Her practice explores empathy through sculpture, performance and multi-media installation, currently activist in relation to menopause. Her current focus is on developing arts and wellbeing activities to support menopausal mental health.
Abigail studied Dance Theatre at the Laban Centre, London, specialising in costume design. Over the past 30 years she has created costumes in over 130 choreographic works and has worked with acclaimed choreographer Jasmin Vardimon for 10 years.
While Course Leader in Costume Design at Wimbledon College of Art, (2007-2017) Abigail took part in various national and international research dissemination activities, in conjunction with the Society of British Theatre Designers, the V&A, and the University of the Arts London.

City: New York
Job Role: Artist
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Bio:
I am a multidisciplinary artist based in New York. My work calls attention to the power of nature and focuses on depicting ordinary but intimate fleeting moments between us and our landscape. I’m interested in revealing the many small, private encounters discovered from everyday walks. Through painting, photography, and sculpture, I aim to show how these encounters remind us of the virtues and gifts of our natural environment.
City: London
Job Role: Lecturer, Applied Theatre
Company: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Writing
Bio:

My research draws inspiration from urban arts (parkour, art du déplacement, breakin’/breakdancing, skateboarding and graffiti) to develop a theory of negotiated living that I call Compassionate Mobilities. Over 25 workshops in London and Singapore, undertaken with young people between the ages of 15 and 25, I used urban art-inspired place practices to explore alternative ways of understanding and negotiating mobilities in a hypercompetitive environment that disadvantages young people from low-income families. Many of the young people I worked with were struggling with depression. My postdoctoral research explores the reimagining of the future of mental wellbeing in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore and London.


My current research interests include: Chinese and Japanese philosophies on death, the employment of artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of telehealth and mental wellbeing, cosplay- and urban arts-inspired place practices.


City: London
Bio:

Agnese Reginaldo is an art historian whose work focuses on the intersection between art and social sciences. Her practice focuses on public-engagement projects aiming to create a more effective connection between the public and contemporary art in museum and gallery settings.


City: London
Job Role: Music Artist & Pharmacist
Art Forms: Music
Bio:
I am a music artist, songwriter and also a pharmacist who has worked in community, acute care, strategy and government. I am interested in how the arts and health worlds intersect and what opportunities might be available.
City: London
Job Role: Writer
Company: N/A
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Illustration, Painting, Writing
Bio:
Writer, poet and visual artist interested in the healing effect of arts and its ability to tell a story. I have performed poetry and run workshops. I am part of the Invisible Presence collective for British Latinx writers. My visual art is more personal (as in I don\'t currently share it publicly), and during lockdown especially have found it to be a comforting and empowering form of expression. I currently work with Naomi Woddis on her radio show and podcast \"The Two of Us\" where we talk to writers and artists about their work and lives and how it related to mental health and wellbeing.
City: Livorno
Job Role: Fine art photographer
Art Forms: Photography
Bio:
Born in 1986 in Sicily.
At the age of 2 I moved to Tuscany with my family where I grew up. After I found my father old Minolta XG-s reflex, I started a B/W analog photography course. First I was recording the reality around me and after I used the photographic medium to explore my inner reality.
I work mainly with Photography and Text, mixing analog and digital images. I explore themes related to the Self, Identity and Family Relationship. I am interested in self-portraiture and particularly through the performative act I investigate the ambiguity related to one\'s individuality.
Being passionate about analog and early photography process, often I experiment with Cyanotype, Lomography and expired films.
I graduated in 2014 from an MA Photography at London College of Communication and I have exhibited my works internationally in Italy, Lithuania, London and Shangai.

City: London
Job Role: Focusing Practitioner
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Other, Painting, Photography, Writing
Bio:
I am a qualified Focusing Practitioner (the philosophy of experience developed by Eugene Gendlin). Over the last two years I have been attempting to set up a Focusing practice to introduce people to this way of being through one to one sessions and workshops. I am also a practicing artist one strand is linking Focusing with the practice of drawing and painting. I worked for 6 years at a women’s centre until two years ago. I have had work exhibited at Bergen Art Museums, Kings College London and Housmans Bookshop. I have a morning meditation, yoga and drawing practice which I post regularly on Instagram under the name Werbxela and By a Market Girl.
City: London
Job Role: Artist/Reader in Art & Visual Culture
Art Forms: Filmmaking, Multidisciplinary, Other, Photography
Bio:

Alexa Wright is a visual artist whose practice spans a range of media, including photography, video, sound, interactive installation and book works. She has worked at the intersection of art and medical science since the late-1990s, when she became known for her award-winning photographs of people with phantom limbs, ‘After Image’. Alexa often works with people with mental and physical differences to make works that address questions of human identity and otherness through qualities like vulnerability and empathy. She has been involved in several long term inter-disciplinary collaborations, for example with Alf Linney, Professor of Medical Physics and computer scientists at UCL (1999-2010) and Hybrid Bodies, a unique international, interdisciplinary project based in Toronto, Canada that brought together medics, visual artists, a philosopher and social scientists to explore the emotional and psychological effects of heart transplantation (2007-19). In 2015, funded by the Arts Council, she initiated ‘Piecing it Together’, a participatory project for people experiencing mental ill health at two NHS Mental Health Recovery Centres.


 


Alexa’s work has been widely shown internationally in festivals such as: FILE, SESI Art Gallery, Sao Paolo, Brazil; DaDaFest International, Liverpool, UK, International Women Artists’ Biennale, Incheon, Korea and Athens Photo Festival, Benaki Museum, Athens. Examples of solo exhibitions include: Toronto Photographers Workshop, Canada; Experimental Arts Foundation, Adelaide, Australia and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh. Alexa has works in a number of public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; The Wellcome Trust and various Universities. 


City: Harrow
Job Role: Acitivy coordinator
Company: Milmans Adult Centre
Art Forms: Music, Other, Painting
Bio:
I am an artist, singer and music making. I am working at the Adult centre. My job as activity Coordinator ; do arts and craft, making music and singing with the client. for painting and drawing at most of the time I use water colour and acrylic. I used to paint Chinese brush and ink, also used mix media.

I do flower arrangement and Ikebana as well

 

 

City: Basingstoke
Job Role: Executive Director
Company: Fluid Motion Theatre Company
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Other
Bio:

Fluid Motion is a mental health theatre company based in Basingstoke, Hampshire. We create performances on a wide range of mental health themes as well as delivering education and community work. 


 


The company was founded in 2010 by Leigh Johnstone and Ali Gill who wanted to use theatre to help express their own experiences of poor mental health. Their vision was to use the arts as a tool for helping open up the conversation around mental health, challenge the stigma and improve wellbeing.


 


We make theatre that puts human experience front and centre.


 


Using our distinctive autobiographical style our performances are playful, energetic and thought provoking. We shine a stage light on mental health. We work in communities to provide meaningful arts experiences that give local people a voice. We provide 


opportunities for children and young people to express themselves through the arts.


 


 



 


 


City: London
Job Role: CEO
Company: MovementWorks
Art Forms: Dance
Bio:
Ali Golding, MSc, PG Cert SEN, BA(Hons) FRSA : Ali is a highly qualified and experienced dance educator, dance movement scientist, researcher and lecturer. She holds an MSc in Dance Science, a PG Cert in Special Educational Needs and is trained to evaluate and teach Neurophysical Psychology within an educational setting.  

A published academic writer related to her work focusing on early years and inclusive practice she presents & consults internationally. She is an advocate of inclusivity and believes in a dance and movement based learning approach being accessible to all. Ali has worked professionally with the deaf, the visually impaired, non-ambulant, those with special educational needs and individuals with autistic spectrum conditions, the latter for which she has a particular research interest and specialism in movement based practice. She has presented on numerous high profile platforms including:-

Early Arts UK , The Royal Society of Arts, \'MOVE IT’ Dance Conference, The British College of Occupational Therapists Conference, Plymouth University Autism and Alternative Therapies Conference, The National Autism Show, The National Autistic Society Autism-Europe International Congress, \'GOOGLE TMInnovation\', The Times Educational SEN Show, The Expressive Arts Summit, The World Conference on Movement and Cognition at Harvard Medical School.

TEDx speaker ‘Why Movement Works For Learning’ . ‘

Ali is the Founder and CEO of MovementWorks, a UK based charity which uses dance movement practice as a tool to support health, well-being and educational outcomes.

City: Elland
Job Role: Artist/Curator/Director
Company: Dwell Time
Art Forms: Filmmaking, Illustration, Multidisciplinary, Photography, Sculpture, Writing
Bio:
Alice Bradshaw is an artist, curator and writer. She is interested in discarded, everyday materials and words. Recycling and repetition are important strategies in her work, which sets up a dialogue around the value of rubbish through objects, publications, exhibitions and events.

 

Alice is co-founding director of Dwell Time, an arts publication reflecting on mental wellbeing, Curator of Flask Gallery, coordinator of Art Lab at Dean Clough and she is also board members of YVAN, Parley and Grow Big.

City: London
Job Role: Photographer
Art Forms: Filmmaking, Multidisciplinary, Photography, Writing
Bio:
I am a Cornish fine artist working with photography, moving image and text. My work is largely focused in the Cornish landscape, showing female bodies that move disjointedly through various scenes, performing with the landscape and allowing \'body\' to become synonymous for both human and land.

The basis of my work is discomfort in the body, the way that bodies occupy space and a quest for escapism. My works deals with the search for belonging when feeling estranged from your own body. For me, this comes both from the societal pressures of being a woman and also dealing with multiple chronic illnesses that rule my life and take away my sense of autonomy.

 

City: London
Job Role: Artist and Art Instructor
Company: Bethlem Royal Hospital NHS
Art Forms: Filmmaking, Jewellery, Metal, Multidisciplinary
Bio:
Alongside my own creative practice, I work in a mental health hospital as an art instructor within an occupational therapy department. Inpatients use the art studio to develop new creative skills or rekindle old ones and help with their recovery in hospital.
City: London
Job Role: Writing Tutor/Facilitator
Art Forms: Writing
Bio:
I am a writing tutor with thirty years experience and an MA. I now specialise in writing for well being. I am primarily a poet. I facilitate groups locally in Rotherhithe with a community building emphasis. I also offer one to support to writers, with a personal development emphasis. I draw and paint too, am really interested in multidisciplinary work and seek collaborations.
City: Wexford
Job Role: Writer/theatre maker
Company: Freelance
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Other, Writing
Bio:
I am a writer and theatre-maker working in mental health services.
City: Nottingham
Job Role: Storyteller
Company: Amanda Smith Storytelling
Art Forms: Other
Bio:
I\'m a professional storyteller specialising in telling myths, fairy tales and folktales,  to young inpatients in Children\'s Hospitals in the East Midlands, Yorkshire and Norfolk.

I\'m about to launch my Stories for Resilience initiative on digital platforms.

City: London
Job Role: Music Therapist
Company: The Breve Clinic
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Music
Bio:

Amanda spent many years as a recording & performing artist, community music teacher, hospital performer, and private tutor for an adolescent with significant learning difficulties along side her career in marketing & communications.


 


Pursuing her interest in the clinical application of music and song writing, Amanda completed a music therapy masters course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and has trained in Neurologic Music Therapy. She specialises in the areas of language and communications, socio/emotional support, and neuro-disability.


City: London/Bridgetown
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Filmmaking, Jewellery, Metal, Multidisciplinary, Painting, Sculpture, Wood, Writing
Bio:
I am a mixed media artist, online art teacher and work within the arts and health relating to the arts and dementia and carers.  I curate an online Arts and Health NHS network for those who are interested in the arts and healthcare events that occur around the world.
City: Llanfair Caereinion
Job Role: Artist
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary
Bio:
Originally from West Yorkshire, I came to Mid-Wales in 1983 to study English at Aberystwyth University.  I moved to North Powys in 1998, where I am now very well settled, along with my dog, cat and two ponies.
I am an interdisciplinary artist and writer, mainly poetry.  I gained an MA Fine Art in October 2019.  I use the artist name Ceridwen Powell and pen-name Rosamund McCullain.  I am an abstract artist and enjoy working in different media and following my ideas and inspirations.  Much of my work explores disability issues, as a disabled person and writer and artist I feel that it is very important to speak out and speak up for disability rights.  I am interested in the role that the arts and creativity can play in helping individuals and communities to thrive and heal.


 

City: Manchester
Job Role: flute player~music therapist~community musician
Company: String of Hearts / Amina Cunningham / Manchester Camerata
Art Forms: Music
Bio:
I facilitate music projects in the community for older people, who create new music based on their lived experiences. Many experience social and existential isolation and live with mental health issues, exacerbated by Covid-19 restrictions.

I also work in dementia care settings as a music therapist, focussing primarily on group work, again to counter isolation and develop social connections.

I also have a great deal of experience in training non-musicians (and musicians!) in using music in healthcare settings, as a tool for social change.

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City: Bristol
Job Role: Lecturer
Company: City of Bristol College
Bio:
I am programme lead for a foundation degree in Creative Arts Therapy Studies
City: Reading
Job Role: Student
Company: UAL
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Photography, Writing
Bio:
Current student at UAL. London College of Communication MA Photography
City: London
Job Role: Artist and Art Coordinator
Company: Art in the Park
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Metal, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Bio:
I am Fine Art trained and a senior resident artist at Art in the Park, a charity that aims to involve people of all ages and abilities in designing and making art work at our studios and outdoor sites. I have particularly focussed on participatory creative and outdoor projects with older people, including people living with dementia. Our most recent project ‘Outdoor Southwark’’ created a booklet of four walks for all  in Southwark, designed for people living with dementia. (Booklet is available on our website) The short walks boosted health and wellbeing by stimulating the senses, evoking memories and providing an opportunity for gentle exercise and creative activity.
City: Sydney Australia and Novi Travnik Bosnia and Hercegovina
Job Role: Therapeutic practitioner
Art Forms: Dance, Fabric / Textiles, Multidisciplinary, Music, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Writing
Bio:
Artist working from a perspective  of connecting mental and physical experiences  in to a practice of therapeutic sensory being.
City: London
Job Role: Arts worker
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary
Bio:
Arts worker
City: London
Art Forms: Photography
Bio:

Broadly speaking a street-based fine art photographer.   For me, photography is a quiet, exploratory, instinctive, therapeutic and largely uplifting activity, it can remind me of what is beautiful, wonderful, funny, and interesting in the world.


City: Belfast
Job Role: Renal Arts Group Administrator
Company: Queen's University Belfast
Art Forms: Dance, Multidisciplinary, Music, Painting, Photography, Writing
Bio:
I am the Administrator for the Renal Arts Group, based at Queen\'s University Belfast. The group is a collaboration between patients, carers, clinicians, academics and artists to develop a programme of research with the ultimate aim of improving the physical and psychological quality of life of those living with kidney disease.
City: London
Job Role: Self employed, no job
Art Forms: Architecture / Design, Fabric / Textiles, Illustration, Multidisciplinary, Other, Painting
Bio:
I studied Textile Design at Central-St Martins School of Art in the 1980\'s and worked as a freelance designer and artist for about ten years until I had children (in New Zealand).  I\'ve worked as a fabric designer, sculptress at Euro-Disney, glass-blowers assistant and created film props amongst other adventures. It was fun.  My mental Health difficulties started when my father drowned when I had young children in \'94, depression, exacerbated by two bouts of cancer (2010 & 2017) and lung disease (not pretty). I also trained to be an art, design and health teacher and did play centre training in NZ.

I have had a fair bit of therapy over the years and have studied art and environmental art therapy and psycho-sexual health. I am drawing a graphic novel and work sporadically facilitating community arts & nature workshops and I coordinated children & family theatre events for 4 years. I used to paint and I miss being an artist so much. I love opportunities to absorb myself creatively. I am healthy at the moment but on the old roulette wheel. I would like to facilitate some collage workshops about body image based on jungian and tarot archetypes and Heironymus Bosch.

City: London
Job Role: Co-Founder and Creative Director
Company: Ilk Perfume
Bio:
I am co-founder and creative director of niche perfume brand Contradictions In Ilk. A line of scents inspired by human nature and meant to celebrate the contradictions in us all with paired, layerable scents. Inspired by my background in Psychology, a love of the human condition in all its flaws and beauty, and a desire to be creative with my chosen olfactory medium.

I want my perfumes to give people a tool for self expression and in time to become a platform to shine a light on other creators and artists trying to help people connect with their truth and others.

City: Falmouth
Job Role: Writer, teacher and group facilitator
Art Forms: Writing
Bio:
I am a professional writer and group facilitator specialising in running creative writing groups for personal and professional development.   My work includes the development and running of workshops for the mental health charity MIND, medical students and trainee GPs, and other educational and community projects.  I am co-director of an online course in therapeutic and reflective writing which has an international audience, and have presented and written widely on the power and value of creative writing for wellbeing.
City: london
Job Role: creative workshop facilitator
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary
Bio:

With a practice that intersects performance, installation, healing & participation, I create works in a multitude of forms & contexts. At once playful & rigorous, I’m interested in the possibility of change & in providing space to creative actions that can help release & restore.


 


I have over 15yrs experience devising & facilitating process-led projects with diverse communities across ages & backgrounds in challenging research, process & presentation. E.g. in my work THE FUTURE OF DEATH, 40 people (4-93yrs) bury each-other with earth following a residency in Palliative care & workshops with performer-participants on ‘letting go’ https://vimeo.com/6107950


 


My work has been commissioned & presented at leading national & international venues including: Whitechapel Gallery, Royal Opera House, ICA, LIFT, The Place, Tate Modern, Lillian Bayliss (London), as well as in Spain, Italy, Israel, France, Germany, Slovenia, S.Africa & Austria. 


 


 

I have been visiting lecturer at University of the Arts (costume/design), mentor at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama (performance), workshop facilitator at Kingston & Coventry University (Architecture/Dance) & Drama Therapist at Saint Stephens School (Rome).  In April 2020 I devised & facilitated online creative workshops for clients at Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre in partnership with Dancing Bodies in Coventry City.


City: London
Job Role: Artist
Company: Freelance
Art Forms: Filmmaking, Photography
Bio:
Antonia is an UK and international artist, working with moving image and photography. Antonia has just finished her MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art. Antonia\'s body of work has developed a focus on illustrating and visually interpreting how mental illness ‘feels’. Using still and moving imagery and sound, it depicts the affects of chemical changes in the brain, and the phenomenology of mental illness. Her work explores how it feels for particular individuals to be vulnerable and overwhelmed by the world living with a medical condition. It is not about communicating a straightforward message, but rather sharing interpretations of experience of altered mind-states.
City: Co. Laois
Job Role: Community Musician
Art Forms: Dance, Music
Bio:
Hi! My name is Aoife Meade and I am a Community Musician living in County Laois, Ireland. I am a singer, musician and songwriter with a passion for community and arts and health.
City: Redhill
Job Role: Visual Artist
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Photography
Bio:
Aster Reem David (b. 1988, Pakistan) is a UK-based artist, working with photography and moving image. Often working on long-term projects, Aster’s practice concerns the interrelationships between memory, space and landscape with a distinct focus on key themes of ecology, geology and geography. In Anthropocene epoch, with the camera as her tool, Aster seeks to deconstruct the complexities surrounding climate change while she questions her role in the burgeoning crisis. Frequently encompassing found images, postcards, and unwanted materials (paper), Aster’s work is underpinned by experimentation, layering, accidents, collage, repetition and image cross-over within several bodies of work.
City: Walla Walla, Washington
Job Role: Artist
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary
Bio:

Augusta Sparks Farnum founded Arts in Health: First Aid Art Kit in partnership with Providence St. Mary Hospital, and Providence St. Mary Foundation in response to COVID-19, in Walla Walla, Washington. She is currently attending the graduate Arts in Medicine program at the University of Florida. Augusta Sparks a multidisciplinary artist, and fifth generation photographer. She is represented by Studio Two Zero Two in Walla Walla, Washington.  Recent residency awards and invites include Lynda Benglis’s Boca De Chorro in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Annex Arts in Castine, Maine