Wednesday, 6 December 2017

A Recap on the Art as Therapy Discussion Held in Lagos by the Organisation 16/16

16/16 hosted a panel discussion between artists and mental health and wellbeing professionals in the quest to discern the positive mental health benefits of art therapy. These are some highlights. This was the first event in a series of workshops, exhibitions and creative interactions that will revolve around the issue of mental health, with a strong focus on the Nigerian situation. Panelists: Stacey Okparavero- visual, spoken word and performance artist whose works focus on release of emotions and feelings Aàdesokan- abstract artist whose works deal with how the mind is constantly evading itself Dr. Ulrike Schmueser- a highly experienced psychologist currently residing in Lagos, Nigeria Oyinda Fakeye- Founder, Sound Mind Africa, an organisation concerned with the distribution of information and advice relating to mental and emotional wellbeing in Nigeria. Gina Amama- host of ARISE 360 and the mediator of the panel A live painting session by both participating artists followed the panel discussion.

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