Facilitated by Lois Weaver, Sheila Ghelani and Dick Blackwell, this roundtable is an opportunity to exchange ideas with people who are creating change in the arts, health and public sector.
The roundtable will explore three core questions to coalesce with a group discussion at the end.To close the event, there will be refreshments for the group.
This event is open to people from a range of disciplines and levels of experience. We encourage participants to bring thoughts and perspectives to share with others and generate a discussion. Places are limited and require advanced booking.
Lois Weaver is a performance artist, writer, director, and activist. She co-founded Spiderwoman Theatre, Split Britches Company, and the WOW Theatre in New York, and was also the Artistic Director of Gay Sweatshop Theatre and the AiR Supply Collective in London. Through her experiments with performance as a means of public engagement, Weaver has developed a number of methods and strategies including the Long Table, Porch Sitting, the Library of Performing Rights, the FeMUSEm, and performance persona Tammy WhyNot.
Dick Blackwell is a group analyst, family therapist and organisation consultant in private practice and Consultant Group and Family Psychotherapist at the Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile. He has worked in the fields of suicide, psychosis and trauma from torture and political violence, working for a decade in a community mental health psychotherapy project and then for over twenty years at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture.
Sheila Ghelani is an artist whose work spans performance, installation, participatory event and moving image. She likes to cut things up, break things apart and mix things together. She is also very interested in the practice of medicine and care and the relationship between art and science with particular focus on hybridity. She is currently working on Common Salt with artist Sue Palmer as part of her ongoing Rambles with Nature series, and developing her latest project Elemental.