First Fortnight is Ireland’s Mental Health Arts Festival 2018 and in collaboration with Social Art Ireland showcases “Louder Than Words” an exhibition created by 3 art therapists. The exhibition reflects their own process, using art therapy. These images show personal yet universally expects of the human experience ie. anger, trauma, loss, abandonment, war. Art therapy provides us with an opportunity to explore our emotions in a safe environment with a witnessing other. A person can learn more about their blind spots, triggers and behaviour.
Opening at the Galway City Library - Saturday, January 3rd to 30th 2018
Social art Ireland provides Art Psychotherapy, Open Studios and creative workshops, for individuals, groups and families in Galway City, and Co. Galway in Athenry, Loughrea and Gort. We can also provide services in the community ie: nursing homes, schools and the Hospice.
The first consultation is free.
Workshops: Have fun experimenting with art materials while experiencing the benefits of creative expression that promotes positive mental health and wellbeing. If you have stress or anxiety or just want a relaxing way to gain self-awareness through active meditation, then these workshops are for you!
“Art to Calm the Mind” 120. Euro Weds. evenings 7pm to 9pm
“Open Studio” 150. Euro Weds. mornings 10am to 1pm
Both workshops run for 6 weeks, starting January 17th and continuing until May 16.
Venue: Loughrea School of Art.