CCAC involved in project exploring new methods of treatment for psychological issues related to migration

Posted on: 8th November, 2016

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

Arts in Health is a fast-emerging field that has developed in response to interest regarding the diverse ways in which the arts contribute to health, wellbeing, social inclusion and healthcare practice across a range of settings. The potential of art as therapy in cases of trauma and psychological ill health has far reaching possibilities, and has a particular relevance in a contemporary context: with global political instability causing mass migration. People who are forcibly displaced from their homes are often vulnerable to psychological issues, and in extreme cases the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder can have lasting effects. This new field of Arts in Health is currently breaking ground on new methods of resolving problems such as these, helping new immigrants to ease their transition to a new culture and home.

Clonakilty Community Arts will be at the forefront of a project exploring new methods of treatment for psychological issues related to migration and refugees and asylum-seekers. Along with five other partner organisations around Europe, including Italy, Germany, France and the UK), Clonakilty Community Arts has been awarded funding through the ERAMUS+ project to help create a body of research that will eventually lead to the building of a toolkit for artists and art therapists over the next 24 months. The project begins with a meeting this November in Liverpool.

Artist Kate Mcelroy will exhibit a selection of her ceramic, video and drawing work at Clonakilty Community Arts Centre Gallery from November 11, 2016. Kate’s work explores the ever changing and evolving states of the individual. She aims to capture varying aspects of the human experience from extreme highs to lows, from feelings of oneness to disconnection. The work explores the relationship between an individual’s inner and outer self and also the self and their connection to the world. Readings in psychology and spirituality, as well as aspects of biology feed her work. She uses a variation of mediums and processes to transform experiences and ideas into an expressive outer language. Her materials are chosen for their direct, physical and cathartic characteristics and are worked with in an intuitive yet considered manner.

Aside from the exhibition programme, Clonakilty Community Arts Centre is offering a great range of classes and workshops throughout the summer. A beginners course in digital photography begins on in late October and runs every Wednesday evening for six weeks, life-drawing classes will continue each Tuesday night, Jewellery making classes are held each Thursday morning and the ever-popular Creative Kids workshops continue each Saturday afternoon. A great idea for a creative children’s birthday party is to have them gather at the centre to make some great art and crafts. Contact the Arts Centre at: (023) 885 9688 or go to www.clonarts.com for all information on classes, exhibitions and workshops.

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