Take some time out and join us on a journey to connect, explore, and reflect alongside artists and newfound friends. SAM Art Dose integrates art into the larger conversations about how to live better with your wellbeing as its primary focus.
This edition of SAM Art Dose explores Body Mapping, an art-based research tool that lends itself to exploration of bodily and psychological feelings and experiences, with Professor Katherine Boydell from the Black Dog Institute in Sydney, Australia. Sign up for a Body Mapping art workshop or join us in conversation about bringing the arts and mental health together as we go on a mindful journey of slow-looking, creative response and reflection.
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[WORKSHOP] Drawing for your wellbeing: Body Mapping
10AM–12PM | Free, by registration
Inspired by the artworks at SAM, you will be guided to create your own body map. Body Mapping is an art activity and art-based research tool that lends itself to exploration of bodily and psychological feelings and experiences. To make your body map, a life-sized outline of the body is traced on a large sheet of paper. Workshop participants then decorate, draw, write, and paint on the outline to represent their everyday experiences of anxiety. The process is facilitated and involves a guided meditation to prepare for the body mapping activity. This session is facilitated by Professor Katherine Boydell from the Black Dog Institute and Danielle Gullotta, Senior Producer, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Image credit: Diane Macdonald, photographer
[TALK] A framework for action: Bringing the arts and mental health together
4PM | Free, by registration
A growing body of evidence shows that museums can bring benefits to individual and community health and wellbeing in their role as public forums, including helping people to make sense of the world and their place within it. During the pandemic, museums have proven to be a formidable space that contributes to positive wellbeing and resilience.
Join Professor Katherine Boydell, Research Scientist at Black Dog Institute, a medical research facility in Sydney, Australia; Danielle Gullotta, Senior Producer for Access, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia; and Dr Lim Chye Hong, Head of Education, Programmes and Access, Singapore Art Museum; as they share their experiences in navigating the interface of art and science, including the impact on health and wellbeing.
About the speakers
Professor Katherine Boydell is an internationally recognised leader in qualitative inquiry and arts-based knowledge translation in mental health care. Currently, she is Professor of Mental Health and Director, Arts-based Knowledge Translation Lab (AKT) at the Black Dog Institute and School of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the University of New South Wales. She has published over 265 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and two books: Qualitative Methods in Early Psychosis and Applying Body Mapping in Research.
Danielle Gullotta is a Senior Access Programmes Producer at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. An advocate for the positive benefits of engagement in the arts, she has led and created opportunities for individuals to be curious, imagine and think creatively in a safe environment, with open-ended outcomes for engaging diverse audience.
Dr Lim Chye Hong is an art historian by training, with many years of experience in the museum and heritage sector, including curatorial, programming, and leadership positions in Australia and Singapore. A specialist in Chinese art with sound knowledge of Australian and Contemporary Art, Dr Lim is currently Head of Education, Programmes and Access at the Singapore Art Museum.
[CREATE] Make your own mini Body Map
1PM–4PM | Free, by registration
Express your innermost feelings through art. Drop by SAM’s Engine Room to decorate, draw, write, and paint your own mini body map. Art materials provided.
Image credit: Aphrodite Delaguiado, photographer