Eleanor Minney, 'Segment of aself' 2018. Mixed inks, cotton calico, wadding, threads, old book, acrylic.Courtesy the Artist, Photography by Daniel Regan
Eleanor graduated in Fine Art in 2017 and went on to Goldsmiths (University of London) to gain a Graduate Certificate in Humanistic & Psychodynamic Counselling. She collaborated with Liz, who is Associate Professor at Oxford's Department of Psychiatry, on an inter-disciplinary research project - Switching Perceptions: art to engage in psychiatric illnesses.
Thier work was recognised with a Project Award in the 2019 Vice-Chancellors Public Engagement with Research Awards
Through public discussions and workshops, in co-ordination with the National Psychosis Unit, the project aims to promote dialogues with those affected by conditions such as psychosis.
Their research culminated in an exhibition earlier this year at the Bethlem Gallery. The exhibition will also be presented (as part of the Life Rewired season) at the Barbican Centre London, from 12 to 20 October, together with a daily programme of events and activities.
For the full programme see www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/switching-perceptions.
Eleanor Minney (left) with neuroscientist Dr Liz Tunbridge