Monday, 30 March 2020

Welcome to a New REMOTE Term!

Here we are again but this term all work will be remote and online therefore our goal has to be as innovative and creative with our projects as possible. 

So to begin this term as I know that out there you are all living in the age of anxiety I am going to look at Art as Therapy.  This is not a new concept and I think it may appeal as I have always felt by picking up my camera I feel a sense of calm.

Tracey Emin locked herself in a room for 14 days (sound familiar!) as therapy and she created 97 works of art.

So, Emin did lock herself in a room and just made paintings, installation and anything she could as therapy 'Tracey Emin lived in a locked room in a gallery for fourteen days, with nothing but a lot of empty canvases and art materials, in an attempt to reconcile herself with paintings. Viewed through a series of wide-angle lenses embedded in the walls, Emin could be watched, stark naked, shaking off her painting demons. Starting by making images like the artists she really admired (i.e. Egon Schiele, Edvard Munch, Yves Klein), Emin's two-week art-therapy session resulted in a massive outpouring of autobiographical images, and the discovery of a style all her own. The room was extracted in its entirety, and now exists as an installation work.' (Saatchigallery: Tracey Emin)

There are many artists who have used art specifically as therapy but it is perhaps all artists who do this in some way.  Releasing there innermost demons, thoughts, desires, political motivations, struggles with identity etc. 

So this term art therapy is what we need!


Saatchi Gallery (2020) Artists Pages: Tracey Emin [Online] Available from: (Accessed 30/03/20)

Hochberger C. (26/03/20) Artspace: Why is Art Therapeutic 6 Artists whose practices helped them cope [Online] Available from: (Accessed 30/03/20)

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