Health & Wellbeing | Panel Discussion

17 August 2019 11:00am — 12:00pm

Dunedin Public Art Gallery

In association with the Tiffany Singh: Make a House a Home Project this exceptional group of panelists will discuss the value of the arts in relation to health education and wellbeing, stories of successful projects; how the humanities are of value to those in the medical profession; and much more.

The panelists are: 

Amanda Woodford, from The MIECAT Institute in Melbourne, artist-therapist-researcher, currently living in Dunedin;

Katherine Hall, Department of General Practice and Rural Health Dunedin School of Medicine with a focus on medical humanities;

Bridie Lonie, whose MA thesis embraced the topic of arts therapy and who is Interim Head of Art, School of Art, Otago Polytechnic;  

Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho, producer/broker who uses the arts to empower, eg; those affected by homelessness, mental health challenges and HIV by sharing their stories; 

and convenor is Amanda Levey, Programme Director of the masters in arts therapy at Whitecliffe College, Auckland.




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