Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Liminal worlds



BAAT NATE Agenda 
Whitworth Art Gallery
28thSeptember 2019 

10am 
Introductions

10.30am 
Noemi Scotellaro Massimi presents her training ‘Liminal worlds: Childhood and cults’ 

Noemi is a BACP registered counsellor who works in an integrative way using a person-centred approach and expressive therapies (including writing therapy, psychodrama, creative therapy...). She is also a poet, an actress and a dancer, and she values the therapeutic power of the arts paired with psychotherapy.

She is specialised in working with cult survivors and people who experienced coercive control, having explored this subject through her studies including a masters in coercive control , through her professional practice with clients, and also drawing from her personal experience of growing up in a cult.

TRAINING: 

Liminal worlds: childhood and cults

- What is a cult?
- Growing up in a cult, memoir of a child - Noemi’s childhood story 
- A matter of identity, how identity is shaped in children within a cult 
- Social isolation- the world inside vs the world outside the cult
- Fears - psychological terrorism in children
- How to detect controlling influences in children’s behaviour 
- How to work therapeutically with children exposed to coercive control 
- Psychodrama exercise: healing the wounds

12.30pm
Lunch 

1.30pm
Visit to the exhibitions 

Anya Gallaccio: Steel tree
A new permanent commission in Whitworth Park by artist Anya Gallaccio, exploring themes of loss, memory and physical presence in both nature and architecture.

LI Yuan-chia: Unusual photographs
A group of Li’s lyrical hand coloured photographs of himself, his sculpture and garden at Banks is shown alongside the artist’s own collection of film cameras. Mostly set in the quiet of autumn and winter, these photographs convey a melancholy beauty from the last years of the artist’s life.

Ibrahim Mahama: Parliament ghosts 
MIF19 World Premiere: This major installation reflects on the half-forgotten history of Ibrahim Mahama’s home country: Ghana, whose journey from British colony to independent nation was completed barely 60 years ago.

Cezanne at the Whitworth 
This exhibition celebrates an extraordinary collection of drawings and prints by Paul Cézanne (1839–1906) that has been gifted and placed on long-term loan to the Whitworth by gallerist, collector, author and publisher Karsten Schubert.

2.15pm 
Art making in response to the day

3.15pm 
Reflections on the art and days experiences 

4pm
End of the day






Friday, 3 May 2019

Past, present and future


BAAT NATE agenda 04/05/2019, Whitworth Art gallery, Manchester

10am 
Introductions and discussion on the past, present and future of education in the UK. How our own experiences have shaped our practice, and what we predict for the future of creativity within the education system.  

10.30am
Life story sculpture workshop
A stroll around Whitworth park collecting objects for our workshop. 
Create a 3d sculptural timeline art piece reflecting our past, present and future. 
Group discussion.

12.30pm
Visit to the gallery exhibitions 
Joy For Ever: How to use art to change the world and its price in the market
Prints of Darkness: Goya and Hogarth in a Time of European Turmoil (including Manchester teenagers interpretations and reflections on the current political agenda)


1.30pm
Lunch in the café 


2.30pm
Art making and reflections on the day’s events.



4pm
End of the day



Monday, 1 October 2018

A playful introduction to Psychodrama techniques Attunement, role reversal and doubling.

BAAT NATE Agenda 13/10/18


10am
Introductions 

11am
A playful introduction to Psychodrama techniques
Attunement, role reversal and doubling with dramatherapist and Psychodramatist Jeni Goodfellow-Pemsel.

1pm
Lunch

2pm
Visit to the gallery exhibitions 
Breathe– exploring the relationship between art and mindfulness 
Kate Haywood –Kate makes intriguing, surreal sculptures in finely modelled porcelain with colourful textiles, glass and metallic elements. Frequently inspired by found objects from long ago and far away. Haywood’s works are designed to engage our imagination and senses. 

3pm
Art making in response to the themes of the day.

4pm
End of the day 

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Narrative and Traditional Tales

BAAT NATE Agenda
16/06/18


10am
Introductions and discussion about tools and recourses we add to our Art therapy tool kit. 

10.45am
Tradition Tales tool workshop delivered by Carol Arnold. 

“There is a large amount of literature on the history and interpretation of traditional and fairy tales, which reveals a prevailing interest in them. Some of the literature indicates that these tales could be useful in therapy. The distance provided by discussing a story instead of directly addressing anxieties, as well as an inherent sense of justice present in the stories, appeared to help clients express themselves. In particular, the language of metaphor and symbolism in traditional and fairy tales seems similar to that of Art Therapy.

Little research into the specific use of traditional and fairy tales in Art Therapy appeared to exist, so I designed an exploratory study using a small sample of children, which was conducted over 4 weeks. The study indicated that the participants were able to engage quickly with the traditional tale and use it to express their feelings about their difficulties in unique and individual ways. 

I have since used the 4 week traditional tales tool  in therapy sessions both with adults and children and would like to share it with you all.

"Fairy stories loosen the chains of the imagination. They give you things to think with - images to think with - and the sense that all things are possible"   (Pullman, 2014)” 
Carol Arnold

12.45pm 

Lunch 

1.45pm 

Visit to the gallery exhibitions 

Speech acts: Reflection-Imagionation-Repertition:

Through the work of more than 40 artists, Speech Acts: Reflection-Imagination- Repetition considers how public museums reflect and shape our collective imagination, and examines how exhibitions can affect these shared narratives. This exhibition shows how artworks can nurture new stories if they are shown in ways beyond the limited frames of biography and identity.

Annie Swynnerton: Painting light and hope 

The first retrospective for nearly a century of the Manchester born painter Annie Swynnerton, a pioneering professional artist who challenged convention in art and life.

2.45pm 

Reflective Art making in response to the day

4pm finish 

: Painting Light andHope






Thursday, 8 February 2018

Bereavement and loss



Agenda
BAAT NATE meeting - Manchester Art Gallery - 10/02/18

10am
Introductions, discussion around the subject of bereavement and loss and how we respond to our client’s individual needs. 

Sharing of future CPD opportunities.

10.30am
Bereavement workshop delivered by Sharon Herriot.

1pm
Lunch

2pm
Visit to the gallery exhibitions - Kate Heywood, Sonia Boyce and Anne Swynnerton.

2.45pm
Art making in response to the day.


4pm The end of the day.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Reflective and creative writing

BAAT NATE Agenda

4th October 2017

Manchester Art Gallery. 



10am 

Introductions and writing process discussion. Sharing knowledge of ‘signs of safety’ and peoples experience of this new tool that Manchester social services is implementing. 

10.30am 
Visit to the exhibitions 

Hetain Patel, Don’t look at the finger. ‘Bolton born Hetain Patel uses humour and the languages of popular culture and explores fantasy through a domestic lens.

Mehreen Murtaza and her installation focussed on ‘plant behaviour, communication and consciousness.’

Neha Choksi, Faith in friction. ‘In her new work Choksi tests her belief that to learn to be oneself, one always needs others.’

11.15am  

Tea and coffee break

11.30am

Reflective and creative writing workshop. Published author and creative writing teacher Mickela Sonola will deliver a writing workshop exploring the themes of fact and fiction, and the space in-between. Springboarding from the themes of the exhibitions we will explore creative non fiction such as memoir, personal essay, autobiography and other forms of artistic self expression. Using a variety of prompts to inspire creative and reflective writing processes. We will explore fictional devices to reveal our truths… and we can use this form of writing to reveal what we are thinking, feeling… this can be a powerful tool for self reflection.(People will be asked to share what they have written, yet you can choose not to if you would rather not)

There is no such thing as autobiography, only art and lies.’  Jeanette Winterson

1.30pm  

Lunch break

2.30pm 

Art making in response to the days events. 

3.15pm

Reflections and discussion 

4pm 

The end of the day 


Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Words, stories and metaphor





NATE Agenda, Manchester Art Gallery, 15/07/17


10am - Introductions and sharing of poetry and short stories.

11.am - Visit to the Shirley Baker exhibition ‘Women and children; and loitering men’

12pm - Lunch

1pm - Geraldine Shiels will be delivering the workshop ‘It’s all in the story’ Creating metaphors to convey a message.

3pm - Art making in response to the day.

3.45 - Reflections 

4pm - The end of the day