DATE OF BIRTH

07.04.1961

 

Selected Education

1995-97

Goldsmiths College, Post Graduate Diploma in Art Psychotherapy

 

1980-83        

Winchester School of Art,  1st class B.A Honours in Fine Art, Painting

 

 

Conferences and Symposiums

2017

British Psychology Society Forensic Conference, Bristol; Presented films from Swaleside HMP as part of the London Pathways Partnership team.

 

2017

Tate Exchange, Tate Modern; presentation of animation and narrative work as part of the Brighton University IAP Participatory Practice module.

 

2017

Kings College London Health and Humanities Society guest speaker.

 

2016

(How) Can The Arts Engage with the Refugee Crisis?; A symposium with Art Refuge UK at Brighton University organized by Tony Gammidge and Jess Linton about how art therapy has engaged with refugees in Northern France.

 

2016                                                                                   Royal College of Psychiatrists Rehabilition Conference, Cardiff; presentation of films from secure and psychiatric settings.

 

2016

British Association of Art Therapists A.G.M. London:  at BAAT's social and digital media themed AGM, screening of film ‘The Shame Monster’ made by service user.

2016

I.A.F.P (International Association of Forensic Psychotherapy) 25th International Conference, 'Families: how to survive them - or not ...
An analysis of the dangerous family and societal response' Keynote Speaker with Dr Cleo Van Velsen presenting the film "Family Misfortunes'.

 

2015

Brighton and Sussex University; Autoethnography Conference; Presentation of 'Tim' by Tony Gammidge and animation films from secure and psychiatric units.

 

2015

House of Lords; FATAG (Forensic Art Therapy Advisories Group); Presentation of Art Therapy service within Isis HMP.

 

2015

Pallant House Gallery, Chichester; 'Voices from Behind the Fence', screening of films from Secure Settings and Mental Health Units.

 

2015

IAFP 24th Annual Conference – Recovering from Violence: Victims, Perpetrators and Communities, Yale University, USA; Presentation by Dr. Cleo Van Velsen of Bear-Faced Truth; The Use of Narrative In Recovery From Violence.

 

2014

Sussex Partnership NHS Trust Psychological Therapies Conference; Screening and presentation of 'In Secure Recovery' animation film made with service users in medium and low secure units in Sussex.

 

2014

FATAG (Forensic Art Therapy Advisories Group); presentation of the film 'Bear Faced Truth' made by service users on a forensic therapeutic community.

 

 

2014

Ortus Centre, London; Screening and Presentation of the Touchstone Films; 6 short animation films made collaboratively with service users of the Touchstone Centre for adults with a Personality Disorder diagnosis.

 

2014

Metropolitan University, Participatory Film in Action; Screening and Presentation of films made in secure and mental settings with Leah Thorn

 

2014

Ethics in Performance, Brighton and Sussex Medical School; 'Voices From Behind the Fence' Screening and Presentation of Animation Films made with Service Users in Psychiatric and Secure Settings with discussion with Professor Bobbie Farsides

 

2014

Edward Adamson Festival, Ortus Centre; Screening and Presentation of the Touchstone Films

 

2014

North London Art Therapy Centre, Art Therapy and Film; Presentation and Screening of films made collaboratively with service users in psychiatric and secure settings.

 

2013

Dementia, Identity and Creativity Research Meeting, Brighton and Sussex Medical School; Presentation of 'Fight Like A Ferret' and screening of Circus Dreams; a novel approach of using art therapy to reduce anxiety in stroke patients undergoing hospital rehabilitation with Professor Diane Waller.

 

2013

Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference, Bristol; Screening of films from secure settings.

 

2012

Personality Disorder in Secure Settings’ ,  I.A.F.P (International Association of Forensic Psychotherapy and Personality Disorder Service) Stirling University, Presentation of Animation Films made on medium secure units.

 

2011

Horse Hospital, London; 'Voices from Both Sides of the Fence’: a screening of films from male and female  medium secure units shown alongside short films by professional artists and film makers with a personality disorder. organised and curated by Tony Gammidge in partnership with Emergence (a service user led personality disorder service) .

 

2011

MURDER IN MIND I.A.F.P (International Association of Forensic Psychotherapy) Conference, Edinburgh: Presentation of ‘Voices from Behind the Fence with Jackie Craisatti. a screening of films made on secure units at the Bracton Centre.

 

2011

West London Forensic Mental Health Trust; Forensic Recovery Conference: presentation and screening of films made on medium and low secure units.

 

2010

Surrey and Boarders Mental Health Trust; Innovation Conference: Presentation and Screening of Films on the Theme of Innovation in Mental Health

 

2010

BAAT (British Association of Art Therapy) Arts and Attachment Conference, London: Presentation on Collaboration, Animation and Attachment.

 

2003

TAOAT(Theoretical Advances of Art Therapy) Conference, Birmingham; Presentation on ‘Joseph Beuys and Art Therapy’.

 

Arts in Health Award

 

2009 Royal Society for Public Health: Arts and Health Award, specially commendation for contributions to the field of arts and mental health practice.

 

Awards for Collaborative Films

 

2015 'A Day In A Life' Koestler Highly Commended Award

 

2015 'Thamesmead Forever' Koestler Highly Commended Award

 

2015 'Why So Many People?' Koestler Highly Commended Award

 

2014 'Bear Faced Truth' Gold Koestler Award

 

2012 ‘Quick Steps to Freedom’ Bronze Koestler Award

 

2011 ‘Body of Glass Rays/Here We Go’ Koestler Gold Award

 

2011 ‘Living in Darkness’ Koestler Silver Award

 

2011 ‘Fat 2 Fit’ Koestler Bronze Award

 

2011 ‘Missing My Cats’ Koestler Highly Commended Award

 

2009 ‘Justice Gone Mad’ Koestler Highly Commended Award

 

2009 ‘Supreme Court’: Koestler Gold Award

 

Publications

2013

British Medical Journal,  “Fight like a ferret” A novel approach of using art therapy to reduce anxiety in stroke patients undergoing hospital rehabilitation.  Corresponding author: Dr Khalid Ali, Co-authors: Mr Tony Gammidge,  Professor Diane Waller, Professor of Arts Psychotherapy

 

2013

Raw Vision (International Outsider Art Magazine) no. 79; ‘Seeing the World Differently’; The Art of Patrick Joyce by Tony Gammidge

 

 

 

Selected Employment

2016-present day

Artrefuge UK, Calais Refugee Camp; Working with art therapy colleagues in Calais providing art therapy to refugees in the camp.

 

2017-present day

External Examiner at South Wales University, School of Psychology & Therapeutic Studies

 

2014-present day

BAAT registered Art Therapy Supervisor

 

2011-present day

Freelance CPD Workshops on Animation and Narrative for health and education professionals.

 

2002-present day

Visiting lecturer in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths College, University Hertfodshire, Roehampton University and Institute of Art Therapy and Education.

 

2017

Aylesbury HMP Youth Offending Service; Commissioned by London Pathways Partnership to work with young offenders using film and animation.

 

2017

Swaleside HMP; Commissioned by London Pathways Partnership to work with offenders using film and animation.

 

2015

Isis HMP, Belong London; Sessional Individual Art Therapy for men in Youth Offending Service.

 

2014-2015

Swaleside HMP, Pathways Service;  Commissioned to make animation films with prisoners in this Category B prison for men on the Isle of Sheppey.

 

2014

Sussex Partnership NHS Trust; Commissioned to make a film on 'Secure Recovery' with service users at medium and Low Secure Units in Sussex

 

2013

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Bracton Centre; Commissioned to make a film with service users on the theme of complaints.

 

2013

Touchstone Centre, Bethlem Hospital, SLaM NHS Trust, therapeutic community for adults with a borderline personality disorder diagnosis; commissioned to make a series of short narrative based films with service users.

 

 

2012-2013

John Howard Centre, East London NHS Trust, a therapeutic community and forensic ward for men with a personality disorder diagnosis; running a video and animation project with service users and staff to make a short film about a therapy group on the ward.

 

2012

Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath, art therapist on pilot research study on 2 stroke rehabilitation wards.

 

2012

Off-Centre Therapy and Counselling Service for Young People in Hackney; commissioned to make an animation film with young service users  about their experience at Off-Centre.

 

2011-present day

Brighton University MA in Inclusive Arts Practice; Lecturer.

 

2010

Surrey and Boarders NHS Trust: Commissioned to run animation art therapy group for people suffering long term mental health problems.

 

2009

Sussex Partnership NHS Trust, Brighton: Senior Art Therapist on acute psychiatric wards running groups and individual therapy on the wards.

 

2008 – 2012

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Bracton Centre Commissioned to run a number of Video and Animation projects on Mens and Women's wards at the Bracton Centre and Memorial Hospital.

 

Selected Exhibitions and Film Festivals

2013

Press and Release; screening of 'Tim Grim' and showing of the handmade book.

 

2013

Royal Festival Hall, South Bank; screening of the Trials of Little Red Riding Hood in the Side by Side exhibition.

 

2012

South Bank, Koestler exhibition of work made by offenders and patients on secure units; showing of ‘quick steps to freedom’ made on an acute men’s ward.

 

 

 

2011

South Bank, Koestler exhibition of work made by offenders and patients on secure units; showing of ‘body of glass rays’ and ‘here we go’ made in collaboration with samantha.

 

2011

Cinecity Film Festival, brighton; ‘the tragic tale of tim grim’ by tony gammidge is screened

 

2011

Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, USA, mischief night; a screening of ‘who killed cock robin?’ by tony gammidge

 

2010

Phoenix Gallery, Brighton; “Dream Home”, Fox and Gammidge installation of ‘Shed’

 

2008

Borderlines Film Festival, Hereford: the premiere and presentation of ‘The Trials of Little Red Riding Hood’ with about face theatre company.

 

2007

Livebox at ‘Around The Coyote’ Fall Festival, Chicago, screening of ‘Baba Yaga Chronicles’.

 

2007

Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival.‘Cries and Whispers’ , Screening of One Minute Wonder Animation commissioned by Final Cut and Screen South, Cannes Film Festival, France.