Friday 6th March 2015 at 1.00pm
Scott Sutherland building Lecture Theatre SB42
Between art and art as a form of therapy?
Bronwyn is currently employed as an Arts and Crafts Teacher, Pembridge Palliative Care Centre, Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust. She will talk about working creatively in a hospice with people who are facing terminal illnesses.
Whilst not formally trained as an art therapist, Bronwyn is interested in the cross overs and distinctions between art and art as a form of therapy. She will also speak more generally about the use of art, craft and design in hospitals.
Bronwyn Platten is an artist who exhibits internationally as well as working with people in community and healthcare settings. Between 2003 – 2006 when living in Aberdeen she worked as an artist and curator for Grampian Hospitals Art Trust. In 2012 Bronwyn was awarded a doctorate from the University of Salford for her arts based research project ‘Mouths and Meaning’.