DATE OF BIRTH
Goldsmiths College, Post Graduate Diploma in Art Psychotherapy
Winchester School of Art, 1st class B.A Honours in Fine Art, Painting
Conferences and Symposiums
Open Space, St. Georges University; 'Animated Tales; Voices and Stories from Behind the Fence' a screening of films and conversation with Dr. Annie Bartlett.
British Psychology Society Forensic Conference, Bristol; Presented films from Swaleside HMP as part of the London Pathways Partnership team.
Tate Exchange, Tate Modern; presentation of animation and narrative work as part of the Brighton University IAP Participatory Practice module.
Kings College London Health and Humanities Society guest speaker.
(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.
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.
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'.
Brighton and Sussex University; Autoethnography Conference; Presentation of 'Tim' by Tony Gammidge and animation films from secure and psychiatric units.
House of Lords; FATAG (Forensic Art Therapy Advisories Group); Presentation of Art Therapy service within Isis HMP.
Pallant House Gallery, Chichester; 'Voices from Behind the Fence', screening of films from Secure Settings and Mental Health Units.
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.
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.
FATAG (Forensic Art Therapy Advisories Group); presentation of the film 'Bear Faced Truth' made by service users on a forensic therapeutic community.
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.
Metropolitan University, Participatory Film in Action; Screening and Presentation of films made in secure and mental settings with Leah Thorn
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
Edward Adamson Festival, Ortus Centre; Screening and Presentation of the Touchstone Films
North London Art Therapy Centre, Art Therapy and Film; Presentation and Screening of films made collaboratively with service users in psychiatric and secure settings.
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.
Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference, Bristol; Screening of films from secure settings.
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.
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) .
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.
West London Forensic Mental Health Trust; Forensic Recovery Conference: presentation and screening of films made on medium and low secure units.
Surrey and Boarders Mental Health Trust; Innovation Conference: Presentation and Screening of Films on the Theme of Innovation in Mental Health
BAAT (British Association of Art Therapy) Arts and Attachment Conference, London: Presentation on Collaboration, Animation and Attachment.
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
'Frame by Frame' chapter in Using Image and Narrative in Therapy for Trauma, Addiction and Recovery, Ed. James West, Jessica Kingsley Publishing.
'Story To Tell' chapter in Forensic Arts Therapy, Anthology of Practice and Research ed. Kate Rothwell. Free Association Books.
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
Raw Vision (International Outsider Art Magazine) no. 79; ‘Seeing the World Differently’; The Art of Patrick Joyce by Tony Gammidge
Freedom From Torture, London; animation project in the art therapy department.
2020 and 2019
Expert Art Therapist in EU funded project in Nigeria de-radicalisation project, training artists and art therapists working in Kuje prison (and others).
Artrefuge UK, Calais Refugee Camp; Working with art therapy colleagues in Calais providing art therapy to refugees in the camp.
External Examiner at South Wales University, School of Psychology & Therapeutic Studies
BAAT registered Art Therapy Supervisor
Freelance CPD Workshops on Animation and Narrative for health and education professionals.
Visiting lecturer in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths College, University Hertfodshire, Roehampton University and Institute of Art Therapy and Education and Sheffield.
Aylesbury HMP Youth Offending Service; Commissioned by London Pathways Partnership to work with young offenders using film and animation.
Swaleside HMP; Commissioned by London Pathways Partnership to work with offenders using film and animation.
Isis HMP, Belong London; Sessional Individual Art Therapy for men in Youth Offending Service.
Swaleside HMP, Pathways Service; Commissioned to make animation films with prisoners in this Category B prison for men on the Isle of Sheppey.
Sussex Partnership NHS Trust; Commissioned to make a film on 'Secure Recovery' with service users at medium and Low Secure Units in Sussex
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Bracton Centre; Commissioned to make a film with service users on the theme of complaints.
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.
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.
Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath, art therapist on pilot research study on 2 stroke rehabilitation wards.
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.
Brighton University MA in Inclusive Arts Practice; Lecturer.
Surrey and Boarders NHS Trust: Commissioned to run animation art therapy group for people suffering long term mental health problems.
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
Press and Release; screening of 'Tim Grim' and showing of the handmade book.
Royal Festival Hall, South Bank; screening of the Trials of Little Red Riding Hood in the Side by Side exhibition.
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.
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.
Cinecity Film Festival, brighton; ‘the tragic tale of tim grim’ by tony gammidge is screened
Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, USA, mischief night; a screening of ‘who killed cock robin?’ by tony gammidge
Phoenix Gallery, Brighton; “Dream Home”, Fox and Gammidge installation of ‘Shed’
Borderlines Film Festival, Hereford: the premiere and presentation of ‘The Trials of Little Red Riding Hood’ with about face theatre company.
Livebox at ‘Around The Coyote’ Fall Festival, Chicago, screening of ‘Baba Yaga Chronicles’.
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.