This environmental arts therapy exhibition brings together a range of visual art responses to working in nature from twenty artists who are also trainees, practitioners or participants of environmental arts therapy, and therapists who have a passion for working out of doors or bringing nature in to the studio.The exhibition will focus on art works made (constructed in, made-from) nature, natural materials and locations.
The exhibition will have accompanying educational information and descriptions of the artworks from several different perspectives written by the exhibition participants. These will include poetry, narrated therapeutic journeys, as well as educational descriptions of practice. In so doing we hope that this exhibition will provide opportunities for arts therapists to share their interests and passion for health and for creativity and also to explore how human creativity and the world we live in are so interconnected.
Environmental arts therapy can support our relationship with Nature through our creative responses to what happens when we attune to the natural world. This exhibition and accompanying documented narratives seek to raise awareness of the work we do and to inspire others to do so also. As therapists we hold, facilitate and navigate conflict and tension in our pursuit towards seeking balance and harmony, when we take our creative arts therapies outdoors we find that Nature provides everything we need.
Due staffing, COVID-19 restrictions and other activities in the House, the opening times for this exhibition will vary from day to day. If you would like to view the exhibition in person, please call the office on 020 8348 8716 either the day before or day of your intended visit to check opening times.
In line with government regulations, we require that:
- All visitors register their details to assist with contact tracing.
- All visitors wear a face covering (unless they are exempt).
- All visitors use hand sanitiser on arrival.
- All visitors are respectful and allow plenty of space between each other when viewing the artwork.
This exhibition features a range of wonderful artists and their images of Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park and our local area. From oils to inks to watercolour, you might be inspired to see Lauderdale in a whole new light, too.