We just came back from the 9th International Arts and Health Conference in Sydney where -yet again- we met the most amazing people, organising extra-ordinary Arts & Health projects.
This was one of those highlights. Emma Lazenby makes the videos that are beautiful and very true. They also touch the soul so please take this into consideration when watching.
To find out more about the International Arts and Health Conference, click here.
To find out more about Emma and see some more of her amazing videos, click here.
We are back from the Arts & Health Conference in Sydney. There were so many inspiring talks and amazing projects, that it is still echoing in my head.
Vic McEwan from the CAD factory talked about one of those amazing projects in Yenda, a community in recovery after unexpected flooding. The art projects set up in this town to help coping and understanding this traumatic experience are just incredible.
Have a look at the website and the video below.
Rich pickings from the Arts & Health Conference here in Sydney. The highlight today however was a performance by the Sydney Threshold Choir.
When invited to a bedside, our singers serve to bring ease and comfort to
those at the thresholds of living and dying. A calm and focused presence, with gentle
voices, simple songs, and sincere kindness, can be soothing and reassuring to clients,
family, and caregivers alike.
The parent organisation was set up in the USA, please visit their website for more information.
We are delighted to say that we are invited to talk at the Arts & Health Conference in Australia, this November. It is a great opportunity to talk about our Make It Better project and we will definitely make the most out of it.
Another great presentation at the Art of Good Health and Wellbeing Conference in Australia last year. Dr Gary Christenson is involved in all sorts of interesting things but on this occasion I will only mention that he is the President of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare in Washington DC.
To know more about the Society for the Arts in Healthcare, please visit their website www.thesah.org
To know more about the conference, please visit website www.artsandhealth.org
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.
Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb