23rd ANZATA Arts Therapy Conference

Kinship Ties of Creativity: Past, Present and Future

19 and 20 October (with a Masterclass on 18 October)

University of Western Sydney, NSW (Parramatta campus)


The conference which will be held in October at the University of Western Sydney, NSW (Parramatta campus). This event marks the 20 year anniversary of Art Therapy Masters education at UWS which will be celebrated with a cocktail party on the evening of Saturday 19 Oct.


The theme of the conference is Kinship Ties of Creativity: Past, Present and Future, bringing together cross-cultural perspectives of the creative arts therapies within Australia, New Zealand and the Asia/Pacific region. The conference focuses on the modalities of drama, art and dance/movement. Interactive workshops and clinical presentations will address current issues experienced within the field of arts therapy, as well as provide opportunities for delegates to participate in interactive presentations that enhance creativity.


The keynote speaker is internationally renowned art therapist Dr Shaun McNiff, Professor at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As well as local registered practitioners, this two-day event will feature speakers from New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and North America.


The conference will be preceded by a day of master classes on Friday 18 Oct. One masterclass will be presented by our keynote speaker, Shaun McNiff, while the other will be presented jointly by Andrea Gilroy and Jill Westwood of Goldsmiths University. These masterclasses are both absolutely world class events and will each have limited numbers, so make sure you book as soon as you can.


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