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Near Dark: Where Art Meets Psychoanalysis

A Social Dreaming Experience to Accompany John Skoog’s Exhibition at the Towner Art gallery, Eastbourne.

Near Dark: Where Art Meets Psychoanalysis

Apr 19th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Towner Art gallery - 18 College Rd, Eastbourne BN21

John Skoog's curated exhibition "explores the space between night and day...and where every being becomes his own shadow." This is the moment of dreams.

The experience of art evokes barely conscious memories, images, associations and emotion, as does the experience of dreaming. New perspectives about the dream can offer new doorways to awareness, new ways of seeing and new creativity. Engagement with psychoanalysis means just this.

A morning event is offered to provide a social experience of exploring dreaming and imagination that has been unconscious or hidden. You are invited to join a group of people who will reflect on their dreams in the light and dark of John Skoog's exhibition, which you are encouraged to visit in the days before the social dreaming event and can re-visit it during a coffee break and afterwards.

This experience is called 'Social Dreaming', where a Matrix provides a space for people to bring dreams, associations and images as they come into shape and are shaped by each other. This opens infinite possibilities of dreaming beyond your self.  The morning will conclude with a Dream Reflection, which is an opportunity to link the dreams given in the Matrix, to our wider social context.

Angela Eden, is trained to host a Social Dreaming Matrix, and will host the event. She works in and with organisations as a consultant and has use Social Dreaming in a range of different settings. She is also an artist.

Richard Morgan-Jones is assisting with hosting the event and is responsible for its organisation. He is an organisational consultant and a member of Psychotherapy Sussex as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. He can be contacted for further queries on Tel: 01323-509112 or Email: richardmj25@gmail.com

Tickets can be purchased for £20 from The Towner Art Gallery: 01323 434670  www.townereastbourne.org.uk

The Towner Art Gallery along with The Arts Forum of Psychotherapy Sussex sponsors this event.

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