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The Art of Good Health and Well Being

Mental Health & Resilience Through the Arts


Early Bird registrations close 30 October

The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, 7th Annual International Arts and Health Conference, will present best practice and innovative arts and health programs, effective health promotion and prevention campaigns, methods of project evaluation and scientific research.

Conference Highlights include:

Karin Diamond and Alison O’Connor, Co-founding Directors, Re-Live, Cardiff, Wales UK Keynote Address: Re-Live, Life Story Theatre 
Bringing together Karin Diamond’s experience from professional theatre, film and T.V. and Alison O’Connor’s applied theatre and counselling practice in prisons and mental health settings, Re-Live has developed a unique methodology of life story theatre.

Errol Francis, Artistic Director, Mental Health Foundation, London, UK
Keynote Address: Anxiety and the arts: exploring contemporary health and wellbeing
Errol Francis was the Festival Director of the Anxiety Arts Festival London 2014 and Acting Out Nottingham 2015, encompassing film, visual arts, music and performance.

Clive Parkinson, Director of Arts for Health, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Keynote Address: ‘…all the time, the buzzing‘: A gentle inquiry into dark matter in arts-based research
Arts for Health is a specialist cross-faculty research unit that explores the relationships between creativity, culture, the arts, and health.

Lindy Hume, Artistic Director, Opera Queensland and Board member of Regional Arts NSW will speak about the impact and benefits of Opera Queensland’s Project Puccini in Regional Queensland.

For the full program and conference registration click here. 

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