Art Therapy Conference 2016

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Finding Spaces, Making Places: Exploring social and cultural space in contemporary Art Therapy practice.

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Grayson Perry is coming to Goldsmiths
to open “Finding Spaces, Making Places”

Finding Spaces, Making Places is the title of a three day conference being held here at Goldsmiths, Exploring social and cultural space in contemporary Art Therapy Practice.  This is the second international Art Therapy Conference to be held at Goldsmiths, hosted by the Department of Social Therapeutic and Community Studies and organised by the lecturers from the MA in Art Psychotherapy.  
Grayson is providing an opening speech alongside the psychoanalyst Patrick Casement on the 13th April at 5.00 p.m. in the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre.  The opening speeches are open for all who wish to attend.  Tickets can be purchased from the STaCS department offices for £20.00 Email: arttherapyconference2016 (
If you wish to attend the whole conference, or attend for one day, you can register using the registration form available on the website below where you can also find out more about the conference programme.  The full conference (three and a half days) is £400.00 and for one day £200.00.

Art Therapy Conference 2016
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Early Bird Fee £400.00 Extended Until the End of March 2016

Wednesday 13-Saturday 16 April 2016 

Goldsmiths, University of London

New Cross, London SE 14 6NW, UK

This conference continues the exploration of contemporary art therapy practice initiated in our first conference here at Goldsmiths in 2013. Art therapists are of necessity engaged in making spaces, creating both physical and imagined spaces.  Finding places relates to both the physical setting and the place of the art therapist in organisations where they work.   We are wanting delegates to bring their own questions and insights in relation to space in art therapy to the conference, finding a place there for discussion and exploration, in workshops and in paper and panel presentations. 

This year's key note speakers are Grayson Perry (picture right) and Patrick Casement. Morning panel speakers are Haley Bermna, Chris Wood, Patricia Fenner, Fausto Sergej Sommer, Penelope Best and Sally Skaife.

Visit ATOL Art Therapy OnLine Vol 5 Issue 1 to explore the work of our previous conference.

Please email arttherapyconference2016 ( Further information will be fortcoming in the near future.

Download the Programme (Word doc download)

How to register

Art Therapy Conference Registration Form (Word doc download)