Greetings! Now that we have a relatively regular schedule worked out for updating the contents of the website, we have turned our attention to enhancing the features of the internal site, where community participants can join discussion groups and engage in online dialogue. We are happy to let you know about a new discussion group that was recently created by our colleague, Judy Weiser, on the use of photographs in health practice. If you havenâ€™t already, we encourage you to join in the discussion or to start a new discussion topic. Please let us know if you come across any problems navigating the internal site. As usual, we would love to hear your thoughts and invite you to keep the Arts & Health conversation going strong!
In the spirit of creativity and wellness,
Acting Executive Director, Arts Health Network Canada
The Arts & Health Infographic was developed by AHNC based on a literature review of arts & health in Canada in 2013. It also reflects the comments and perspectives of over 20 leaders, champions & practitioners in the Canadian arts & health sector, who graciously provided feedback over three iterations of the document, as well as feedback from our colleagues in the States and the UK.
I was mostly confined to bed in a dark room â€“ for years, and years, and years. At some point, in this isolated sea, I started taking photos. From my bed, in the dark. And my relationship to my illness and circumstances took on a different meaning and found creative expression. It was my way of creating movement.
The vast majority of my photos were shot with no artificial or natural daylight, though daylight was occasionally gleaned from a small opening or crack in the curtains or door.
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