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Arts & Natural Disasters: Do the arts have anything to offer? with Deanne Gray

  • 14 Dec 2023
  • ZOOM
  • 12


  • (+GST for Australian members)

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Given the increasing number of natural disasters occurring globally, the question of the arts and art therapy arises. What is being offered around the world regarding the arts and how is art therapy being used to support healing, transformation and wellbeing outcomes? This event will provide participants with an overview of current literature findings, together with how this is informing a developing PhD research regarding lived experience with artists in bushfire regions of South Australia. This event will be informative, interactive and thought provoking regarding our role as art therapists in an ever changing climate, society and world. Please bring basic art materials as a facilitated arts exploration will be included with the goal of expanding our awareness and capacity for art therapy within this evolving space.


Deanne Gray has an undergraduate degree in Social Work, several post graduate diplomas, a Masters in Art Therapy and is a current PhD student with the University of South Australia. In case you missed it, she thoroughly enjoys learning! Her employment history spans over 20 years working within various areas of mental health, trauma and working within bushfire recovery for the Black Summer fires of 2019. She is passionate about ethics, particularly Indigenous Ethics of Care, and the relationship of art, art therapy and healing for humanity as a whole. She is the author of the ANZACATA publication, “The Efficacy of Creative Arts Therapies” and (obviously!) enjoys all aspects of research. She lives in the foothills of Adelaide, South Australia, is married with three awesome, grown up kids and loves relationships and all things human.

Date: Thursday 14 December 2023
Time: 12pm – 1pm AEDT (9am HKT & WA, 11am QLD, 2pm NZT)
Duration / CPD Hours: 1 hr
Where: ZOOM
Recording: This event will not be recorded for privacy reasons.
Cost: $20 (+GST for Australian members), Student members free
Min Participants: 5 / 40
Availability: All Members

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