Clive Parkinson, the Director of Arts for Health at the Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) speaks about how relevant the arts are when given a diagnosis of cancer or dementia.
In his talk he discusses the Maggie's cancer centres. I will post some information about it in my next post.
If you want to know more about Arts and Health Australia, this is their website http://www.artsandhealth.org. You can find more interesting talks on there, all downloadable as podcasts.
If you want to know more about Clive Parkinson and Arts for Health at the MMU, this is their website www.artsforhealth.org.
This is an incredibly beautiful book made by the students at SCAD. Just have a look for yourself.
Starting the week with a bit of easy reading: an interesting article by the National Institutes of Health.
The ladies from Parallel Lab were one of the speakers at PechaKucha last Tuesday. They have a fascination with space, the lack of it and the use of it. In Hong Kong this has led them down the backstreets and that's where they are now doing an event, this Sunday at 6.00pm.
If you want to know more, have a look on www.staghk.org or www.parallellab.com.
Last Tuesday there was a new PechaKucha event at Gallery XXX in Sheung Wan.
PechaKucha was set up in Tokyo in 2003 as a networking event for young designers to show their work. However, it is not restricted to young designers only; anyone who is passionate about something can do a talk. The format is clever: 20 images x 20 seconds so there is no risk in running over endlessly.
This evening we were in the company of Jo Farrell (mentioned in a previous blog) - a photographer with a passion for documenting people with bound feet, Sean Creamer - also a photographer with his very unique style of moving images, Parallel Lab - two architects with a passion for the life and backstreets in Hong Kong, a gentleman by the name of Enso with a interesting view on the MTR, a highly entertaining John Piccin talking about radio-controlled motorcycles and many more.
The venue was packed and rightly so. It was an amazing evening with a great selection of what is going on in Hong Kong. It brought together what is great about Hong Kong and it makes you excited living here.
The PechaKucha website is http://www.pecha-kucha.org/ and you can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Yayoi Kusama has currently an exhibition running at Tate Modern until 5 June.
Her art has always been entwined with her life. Her life has been entwined with mental ill-health.
Her Bombsite interview gives a remarkable story. To read the article, click here.
For more information about the exhibition, click here.
Or how music can be a powerful medical treatment.
An interesting article about the effects of Music Therapy in the Yale Journal of Medicine & Law. To read the whole article, please click here.
Design Network Asia is sponsoring an Art Race through HK. All you need to do is register, download an app for your phone and be at Plum Blossoms Gallery tonight at 6.00pm.
For more info and the app, please click here.
This event is part of Social Media Week in HK, for more info about that go to their website http://socialmediaweek.org/
On Tuesday 21 February, Jo Farrell is talking about her amazing photography project Living History: documenting bound feet in China. Her work is amazing with an unquestionable cultural importance.
PechaKucha, Tuesday 21 February - 7.30 to 10.30pm @ Gallery XXX (212 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan)
More information you can find here.
The Leisure and Cultural Services Department is inviting artists and art groups to send in a public artwork proposal for the Art Scheme of the Town Park, Indoor Velodrome-cum-Sports Centre in Tseung Kwan O. The scheme is organised by the Art Promotion Office in partnership with the Architectural Services Department.
A briefing session is scheduled on Saturday 4th February 2012 at 2.30pm. (reservation is necessary)
For more information, please click here. This info will be saved in the Funding section under the Resources tab which you can find on the Navigation bar.
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb