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	Image: Detail of a body map from a Big Anxiety body mapping workshop

Body mapping

Explore anxiety through artmaking in this dynamic workshop

Anxiety is something we all experience on some level. In this dynamic workshop, you’re invited to explore your experiences of anxiety and other emotional states that are manifested in our bodies. Through a visual arts process, you will create a map of your own experience to help articulate and express your experiences and methods for coping.

Body mapping is an arts-based research tool, focused on embodied experience and exploration of bodily and psychological feelings. Used extensively in a research program at the Black Dog Institute, led by Professor Katherine Boydell, body mapping involves tracing around a person’s body to create a life-sized outline, which is then filled in during a creative and reflective process, producing an image that reveals aspects of embodied experience.

Inspired by the artworks in the Gallery’s collections, be led through a series of meditative and creative activities based on the tenets of mindfulness and positive psychology and create your own life-sized body map. Session facilitated by Dr Sally Nathan, UNSW Medicine.

Presented by The Big Anxiety with The Black Dog Institute and the Art Gallery of NSW.

This event is one of a number of events at the Gallery as part of The Big Anxiety 2019.

Image: Detail of a body map from a Big Anxiety body mapping workshop

Wednesday 16 October 2019, 7.15pm

$10 adult
$8 member
$8 concession
Plus $2 online transaction fee

Book online via qtix

This workshop involves floor-based work (lying down and kneeling). If you need physical assistance, email pp@ag.nsw.gov.au after booking your ticket.

Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes
Location: Yiribana Gallery

Related program: The Big Anxiety 2019