Monday, 10 October 2011

Shorelines: Place, Creativity and Wellbeing

Organisers: University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, and South Ayrshire Council Museums and Galleries, with the University of the West of Scotland.
Shorelines: place, creativity and wellbeing, Tuesday 15th November 2011.
This one day international academic symposium, to be held at the Maclaurin Galleries, Ayr, Scotland, is part of a wider SHORELINES Exhibition and Residency programme which will run in the Maclaurin Galleries, Ayr in November and December 2011.
Keynote Speakers: Dr. Ian McGilchrist BM, MA, FRCPsych author of The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World (Yale University Press, 2009)
Chris Drury, Land Artist
The Symposium will explore interconnections between creative spaces or locations and physical and emotional wellbeing. It will seek to bring together a multidisciplinary audience of researchers, academics and arts practitioners to present cutting edge research in their fields, fostering discussion and further understanding about the significance of place in the creative process and its potential to enhance the quality of human experience.
Academic papers and visual presentations have been invited to address the themes of the symposium, which are as follows:
Place: Stimulating natural locations, creative spaces, geographical inspiration
Creativity: creative process in the visual arts, music, literature, poetry and drama with focus on stimulation, inspiration, innovation and cognition related to physical spaces and location
Wellbeing: physical and mental health and connections with creative process and physical location, spaces or places.
For all registered participants in the symposium, here will be an evening reception on the Ayr campus, followed by a public lecture by Gideon Kossoff on Transition Design, on the evening on 14th November.
To download the full programme and to register, please follow this link.


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