Mind the Gap - Tending the Interface of art and therapy

Event Name
Mind the Gap - Tending the Interface of art and therapy
27 October 2018
02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Penrith (Werrington North) Campus

Address (Room): Western Sydney University Art Gallery, Foyer of Building AD, Penrith (Werrington North Campus) Off Great Western Highway


Mind the Gap – Tending the Interface of Art and Therapy From early training days as emerging art therapists to professionals in the field, the call to maintain an arts practice reverberates throughout the career of art therapy practitioners and educators. But how is this creative expression cultivated within the matrix of work, family and community commitments? In Mind the Gap, a group of multi-generational art therapists have responded to this challenge by carving out precious time to produce new work or reconnect to their creative practice through the act of exhibiting artwork to new audiences. Tending to this important part of the art therapist’s ongoing professional development, Mind the Gap has been co-curated by Joy Paton and Anita Lever to provide a creative platform for generating important conversations about the ‘interface’ where art and therapy overlap and co-exist. Through the act of exhibiting, art therapy practitioner-educators from the Western Sydney University Master of Art Therapy program are visibly ‘minding the gap’ to ensure the space between can be collectively negotiated in a way that honours the individual arts practice of each participating artist.

Exhibiting Artists: Andrew Bromley, Catherine Camden-Pratt, Johanna Davies, Kate Deacock, Mandy Evans, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Joanna Jaaniste, Anita Lever, Joy Paton, Suzanne Perry, Martin Roberts, Sheridan Linnell and Sarah Versitano

Speakers: To be opened by Professor Brian Stout, Deputy Dean, School of Social Sciences and Psychology

Web page: http://virtualtours.westernsydney.edu.au/home

Name: Monica McMahon


Phone: (02) 4620 3450

School / Department: Art Collection