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City: London
Art Forms: Writing
Bio:
I am a poet based in London.
City: Bristol
Job Role: Arts Health and Wellbeing Consultant
Company: Willis Newson
Art Forms: Writing
Bio:

Jane is the founder and Director of arts and health consultancy Willis Newson.


She has been a pioneer of the arts and health field since 1994, when she set up Vital Arts, the arts programme for Barts Health NHS Trust and in 2013 she won the Arts and Health South West Award for individual contributions to the arts and health sector.


A thought-leader in the sector over the past 20 years, Jane is particularly committed to supporting and improving evaluation practice. Working with Professor Norma Daykin, she has developed research programmes, training and resources to support improved evaluation within Arts & Health, including the development of www.creativeandcredible.co.uk.


She has also run a range of professional development programmes to support those working in the sector, and is particularly interested in quality, developing artists codes of practice, peer support, reflective practice and self-care.


Jane is currently undertaking an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes including a research dissertation into the use of reflective creative writing to support creatives working on non-arts settings.


City: Brighton & Hove
Job Role: Artist-Poet; (therapeutic) Creative Arts Workshop Facilitator
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Illustration, Music, Other, Writing
Bio:
I am an Artist-Poet with an M.A. in Creative Writing & Personal Development (with Merit) from Sussex University. I have a passion for encouraging creative expression, most especially for those who believe it\'s not possible for them. I have worked with children; elder folk; Kosovan refugees; those with no English language; those struggling with mental health issues and others in the community (including a life-changing workshop in the tax office!). For those who insist they can\'t write, I introduce the techniques to be had in \'treated books\'; cut-ups and erasures. There is always a creative way of accessing what needs to be expressed given the right form or tools. I enjoy making multi-media \'junk journals\' that can be used to accompany significant life-lessons.
City: Dorset
Job Role: Freelance Educator
Art Forms: Graphics, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Writing
Bio:
I’m a freelance educator based in Dorset who’s recently started making resources and art packs for those with mental health issues, and those living with dementia. My first box was distributed via food banks to families to boost their mental well-being during lockdown. It was commissioned by the Arts Development Company and founded by Arts Council England.
City: Canterbury
Job Role: Health and Wellbeing Programme Coordinator
Company: The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Painting
Bio:
I\'m an Occupational Therapist, now working in a museum as a Health & Wellbeing Coordinator, managing the museums health and wellbeing programme. History of working with galleries, museums, festivals, NHS and other organisations since leaving University.
City: London
Job Role: Artist and teacher
Company: Artbuddies
Art Forms: Fabric / Textiles, Multidisciplinary, Painting
Bio:
Artist /painter

Teach children age 5+ art

work with elderly people and paint them

training to be an art psychotherapist in sept at Goldsmith’s n

 

City: London
Job Role: Photographer
Art Forms: Photography
Bio:
Photographer based in London.
City: London
Company: www.ph0t0.co.uk
Art Forms: Photography
Bio:
Photographer
City: London
Job Role: Artist
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Other, Painting, Writing
Bio:

In my interdisciplinary practice, I draw on personal life experience to explore broader issues around the body, what it means to be human, and how to make meaning in today’s world. I\'m currently making a collaborative art book about my medical experience with the breast cancer gene mutation (BRCA1). My practice includes creative writing, mixed-media, printmaking, working with archive and medical imagery, and collaborative projects. I received a Masters in Art and Science in 2018. I\'m eager to be part of a larger art community engaging medicine through art.


City: London
Job Role: Photographer/Picture Editor
Art Forms: Illustration, Photography, Writing
Bio:
I am primarily a portrait photographer who has worked in different areas of the photography industry such as Fashion, editorial portraiture, reportage, still life, events, property... you get it! I\'ve explored a lot of areas within the practice but I always come back to storytelling through photographing people. Most recently my projects have been focused on exploring complex issues such as mental health, race and stereotypes.
City: Liverpool
Job Role: Artist
Art Forms: Dance, Photography, Writing
Bio:
 I am an artist who mainly works with photography, video, performance and dance.
I completed my first self-portraiture project in 2010 and have been primarily using myself within my personal work since. The themes that I often explore are hiding & revealing, body image, self-esteem, self-confidence and anxiety.
My practice is very therapeutic for me and through it I am learning to accept myself and my body, whilst also building my confidence. It also helps me to process my thoughts and feelings, as well as document my life.

City: London
Job Role: Trustee and Artistic Director
Company: Liquid Vibrations
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Music, Other
Bio:
Liquid Vibrations is a charity I co-founded in 2017 with Adele Drake who founded Drake Music.

We provide Musical Hydrotherapy session, our own development, to children with special needs. Musical Hydrotherapy consists of the recipients supported floating on the water surface whilst listening to music and sounds under the water surface.

We provide sessions and also training to staff at special needs school to help them integrate Musical Hydrotherapy into their curriculum and adoopt the technique. This has shown to greatly improve the well-being of the students in the pool and throughout the day, improving their concentration, relaxation, movement and ability to stay still amongst other things.

We also provide a curated playlist of music for schools to play at the sessions and have developed a musical composition module with The Orpheus Centre which enables disabled musicians to create music for underwater listening.

 

 

City: Lincoln
Job Role: dramatherapist
Company: Converse Theatre and Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Art Forms: Multidisciplinary, Other
Bio:

John Bowtell is a theatre director and dramatherapist specialising in developmental transformations (DvT) working in arts and health, therapy and training. Over twenty years his work has encompassed both NHS and independent arts sectors with a wide variety of client populations and settings. He is Training Coordinator for DvT UK training practitioners in this country and abroad. Developmental Transformations (DvT) was originally developed by David Read Johnson at the Post Traumatic Stress Center in New Haven and is now practiced all over the world in therapeutic, recreational and performance contexts.  John is Artistic Director of Converse Theatre based in Lincoln and convenes the Theatre/Arts in Health subcommittee of The British Association of Dramatherapists as part of the Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance (CHWA).


City: Dublin
Job Role: Visual Artist
Art Forms: Filmmaking, Graphics, Illustration, Multidisciplinary, Photography, Sculpture
Bio:
John is a visual artist working extensively in community and health settings. He uses a multi-disciplinary approach to produce art-work responding to environments and participants\' lived experiences. His work is often informed by socially engaged research with target communities – particularly having discussions over tea - and it occurs through sophisticated collaborative and solo work, as well as curation and the commissioning of other specialists.
City: London
Job Role: Artist, Scenographer, Facilitator and Coach/Hypnotherapist (www.jopaulcoaching.com)
Art Forms: Architecture / Design, Fabric / Textiles, Multidisciplinary, Painting, Sculpture
Bio:

I am a London based artist, theatre designer, arts facilitator and creative coach.


I completed an MA in Scenography at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, London in 2003.



My personal work examines individual and group status, and explores the oscillating tension between human connection and disconnection. I combine my art with a knowledge of costume design and the work, which is mostly 3D, is often fabric or thread based.



I have worked in the arts sector, designing, teaching and coaching for theatre and dance companies across the UK for over 20 years.



I\'ve been a hypnotherapist and coach since 2009. I am the instigator of a new project; The Cool Moss Project - A collection of artists and wellbeing experts working together to develop, explore and facilitate flow through creativity.


 

I have recently co-contributed a chapter to the Routledge Book \'The Maternal in Creative Work\', edited by Marchevska and Walkerdine.


City: London
Job Role: Artist
Art Forms: Dance, Multidisciplinary, Sculpture
Bio:
Kai-Oi Joyce Yung’s video narratives and multi-sensory interventions expulse conflict sites, merging live performance, to large scale installations incorporating sculpture to drawing and architecture, animations interwoven with dark humour and play. She is particularly interested in sites of blockage within the body and works with a global,  socially engaged practice with individuals to local communities to promote well being and creativity in others. She has collaborated with marine biologists to psychotherapists.
City: London
Job Role: Independent Dance Artist
Company: AcroYoga Collective
Art Forms: Dance, Other
Bio:
I am an Independent Dance Artist and Yoga Teacher, based in London, and originally from Denmark.

My work spans across performance, choreography, research, dramaturgy and teaching within contemporary dance, dance theatre, aerial circus and physical theatre. As a Yoga Teacher I facilitate practices all over London and beyond in Hatha, Vinyasa, Pre+Postnatal Yoga for community groups, studios, venues, corporate and private clients.

I am the Co-Founder of AcroYoga Collective (est. 2020) and Inter Pares Project (est. 2013), and currently on Equity Dance Committee (term 2019-2021), and a Mentor for Arts Emergency.

My training and education includes 1st Class BA Dance & Culture (University of Surrey), 1st Class Nordic MA in Dance Studies (NTNU), InFlight Aerial Circus Diploma (UpSwing/Scarabeus), as well as multiple Yoga Teacher Trainings in India (Ojashvi, Vinyasa Yoga School).

City: Leatherhead
Job Role: Artist
Art Forms: Glass, Metal, Multidisciplinary
Bio:
I am an artist working mainly on themes of health, illness and visualising disease .  I am fascinated by the implications of medical imaging and what it means to recognise your body from the inside out. This leads me to explore how people imagine their bodies internally, often at the microscopic level, and how that influences a sense of embodiment and identity.

My work also engages with the visual culture of wellness and illness, injury and disease.  I have researched the representation of cancer cells in the public domain, and continue to explore how that impacts our understanding of the disease as part of my artwork, but am currently also investigating other, more neglected conditions that nonetheless have a huge impact on people\'s understanding of their health.

I make primarily sculptural objects, and believe that people engage with physical objects in a completely different way to images, whether analogue or digital, a position borne out by recent neuroscience findings, so I aim to use three-dimensional work to facilitate new and interesting ideas and conversations.