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IAS Book Launch: Creative States of Mind - Psychoanalysis and the Artist’s Process

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 15 May 2019

Creative States of Mind

With Dr Patricia Townsend (artist and writer), Professor Dryden Goodwin (Slade School of Fine Art), and Professor Ken Robinson (psychoanalyst and visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis at Northumbria University)

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

Free

Organiser

Institute of Advanced Studies

Location

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
South Junction, UCL
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

The book is based on the author’s PhD at the Slade, for which she interviewed 33 professional artists, including a number of Slade staff, about their experiences of creating new works of art. Drawing on these interviews, and on reflections on her own art practice, the author takes the reader inside the creative process, using psychoanalytic theory, particularly the work of Donald Winnicott, Marion Milner and Christopher Bollas, to shed light on such questions as where new ideas come from and the states of mind artists experience as they work.

Running order:

  • Short author presentation
  • Round table discussion of the book by Professor Dryden Goodwin (Slade School of Fine Art), Professor Ken Robinson (psychoanalyst and visiting Professor of Psychoanalysis at Northumbria University) and the author.
  • Q&A

All welcome. Please note that there may be photography and/or audio recording at some events and that admission is on a first come first served basis. Please follow this FAQ link for more information.