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art-Alchemy Gallery re-opens

NURTURE BODY , SOUL and the CREATIVE SPIRIT- 10 day Artists reTreats

Last week of TransitioninG20'14

Last chance to see Geoff Cotton's "Seeing myself dead" at art-Alchemy Exhibition, TransitioninG20'14 Day of the Dead- life death and politics.


 This quirky installation of 10 Artists- (8 also Art Therapists) exited Brisbane’s G20 with their Day of the Dead re-installed at 165 Brooklet rd Newrybar. Catherin Volkov, Kate Finnila, Kristy Thorburn, Debbie Tawhai, Fern Crowhurst-Waters, Silvia Herranz, Elise McKenzie, Carmen Nemet-Nicola Harris collaboration finishes Sunday 6pm.





"Day of the Dead" Exhibition

Exploration of Life: Inspired by Mexican tradition "Day of the Dead"


150 Enoggera  Tce



24th to 28th October 2014

COME AND CELEBRATE as the Art Therapy professional peer support group is exhibiting at Substation Gallery Paddington, (Brisbane) in their exhibition "Exploration of Life; Inspired by Mexican tradition Day of the Dead".  art-Alchemy "Open Art Studio" is excited to exhibit its first collaborative art work between Nicola Harris as sculptor and Carmen Nemet as design artist ,which is included in this exhibition, along with other sculptural works by Nicola Harris who curated the exhibition, by applying the principles she teaches at art-Alchemy. The opening on Friday evening saw between 200 to 300 people adding to the  joyful,  festive fun and financially rewarding event. This is a tribute to the immense talent that binds this group of artists. The diversity of the art is testament to the diversity of the therapeutic benefits of art as therapy,  as loss is a fundamental component to life.

Our thanks go out to Jeff/Geoff director of "Hands on Art" and John and Dwight from the "Substation Cafe" for their assistance and patience to bring about a successful exhibition.

A collection of works by these 9 Art Therapists who graduated UQ Masters Mental Health- Art Therapy 2012.

Silvia Herranz - Kristy Thorburn - Debbie Tawhai Kate Finnila - Elise McKenzie - Nicola Harris - Catherine Volkov - Renae Stevens
Fern Crowhurst-Waters


"Shrouded" Nicola Harris and Carmen Nemet







New at ... the Centre

Nicola's Art Therapy practice, art-Alchemy, has opened its doors to collaboration. Joining her are Art Therapist and Holistic Counselor, Jenny Mack who also does Energy Cleansing and crystal healing. Together this combination of health professionals and personal environmental cleansing creates a space for wellness to thrive, offer differing life-changing experiences, that are unique to this Creative Healing Centre. Each of us are offering individual groups and private consultations, to cater to your particular need. These range from artists' open studio practice, specifically for art making, starting with meditation, where all are welcome. Meanwhile, Jenny and Nicola (Nicki) are offering 3 different art therapy groups focusing on self awareness and personal growth within the security of a facilitated group. These are all set within the picturesque and unique healing environment of the Byron Bay hinterland, at Newrybar.