Thursday, 5 December 2019

Connection and embodiment

BAAT NATE SIG agenda, 7th December 2019




Referrals and outcomes forms discussion and creation of bespoke forms. 


Connection and embodiment discussion and creative connection and embodiment exercises around the gallery while visiting the exhibitions. 

Elizabeth Price: A LONG MEMORY

Bringing together many new and acclaimed works, this exhibition engages with Price’s pre-occupations of technology, history, politics and pop music.

Unreformed: Wallpaper and Design Diversity





Art making in response to the day’s events



Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Liminal worlds

Whitworth Art Gallery
28thSeptember 2019 


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.


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


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.

Art making in response to the day

Reflections on the art and days experiences 

End of the day

Friday, 3 May 2019

Past, present and future

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

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.  

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.

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)

Lunch in the café 

Art making and reflections on the day’s events.

End of the day