Sydney Ideas: Arts, health and healing

21 October 2019

While medicine treats, it doesn't always heal. Growing research is confirming what we may have known intrinsically: culture is good for our health. 

The arts play a role in advancing public health because they present a vision for healthcare — a more holistic response to handling pain, suffering, grief or trauma with care.

Creative practices — from writing to yarning, to music and theatre — allow individuals and communities to express and perhaps reclaim what's been lost: spirit, language, country and culture. 

In this event, hear from internationally renowned artists and researchers including Clive Parkinson (Manchester School of Art),Vic McEwan (The Cad Factory), Indigenous mental health clinician Akeshia Dart (University of Newcastle) and prenatal mental health specialist Nicole Reilly (University of Newcastle).


Our speakers will present case studies of exemplary practice in the burgeoning field of arts in health, along with a series of provocations for policymakers, artists, health professionals and health consumers.

This event is co-presented with Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC) and the Arts Health Network (NSW-ACT).

Event details

  • When: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
  • Where: Please see this page for details
  • Cost: Free and open to all with online registration essential
  • Registration:https://arts-and-health.eventbrite.com.au
  • Contact:

    Sydney Ideas

    (02) 9351 2943

    sydney.ideas@sydney.edu.au 



Sydney Ideas: Arts, health and healing

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21 October 2019


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