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Creativity

Artistry & Creative Tools used through an Experiential Lens to explore issues related to Mental Health

Creativity

Creative methods can be added to a wide variety of projects, whether this is a tool for training staff, collecting research data, conference workshops or more traditional arts & creativity workshops.  

Tamar can deliver this type of work using the same 'Lived Experience' lens as her other consultancy work. She has a BA Hons in Fine Art and the 'KUF' MSc in working effectively with people diagnosed with 'personality disorder'.  She previously worked exclusively in the arts sector.  Her arts practice explored themes of mental health and the human condition through mixed media.  She has been part of national and international exhibitions, delivered arts workshops and still maintains her arts practice, which currently leans towards a performance focus. 

 

Tamar has several contacts who work within this area, and has collaborated on several occasions with York based artist Julie Bagwash.  Julie has a strong track record of delivering arts projects, particularly in the field of complex mental health.  She works with the NHS and previously ran the Creative Personalities Network in Leeds.  Julie has an MA in Fine Art and the KUF MSc qualification.  Both are active Personality Disorder 'KUF' trainers and work within the area of servce user involvement.

Tamar and Julie met whilst delivering a joint artist talk at the Tate Modern, which they later repeated at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham.  They have undertaken a joint public art commission and delivered workshops together in the London and Yorkshire areas.

Building The Outside From Inside - 1

Building The Outside From Inside - 1

Close up of 'Building the Outside from Inside', a collaboration between Tamar Whyte and Julie Bagwash. Tamar and Julie conducted a series of glass tile workshops with service users who had complex mental health needs. The project was a public art Commission by Brent Arts Therapies in partnership with Emergence CIC. Photo taken by Kath Lovell.

Building the Outside from Inside - 2

Building the Outside from Inside - 2

Close up of 'Building the Outside from Inside', a collaboration between Tamar Whyte and Julie Bagwash. Tamar and Julie conducted a series of glass tile workshops with service users who had complex mental health needs. The project was a public art Commission by Brent Arts Therapies in partnership with Emergence CIC. Photo taken by Kath Lovell.

Building the Outside from Inside - 3

Building the Outside from Inside - 3

Close up of 'Building the Outside from Inside', a collaboration between Tamar Whyte and Julie Bagwash. Tamar and Julie conducted a series of glass tile workshops with service users who had complex mental health needs. The project was a public art Commission by Brent Arts Therapies in partnership with Emergence CIC. Photo taken by Kath Lovell.

Building the Outside from Inside 4

Building the Outside from Inside 4

'Building the Outside from Inside', a collaboration between Tamar Whyte and Julie Bagwash. Tamar and Julie conducted a series of glass tile workshops with service users who had complex mental health needs. The project was a public art Commission by Brent Arts Therapies in partnership with Emergence CIC. Photo by Kath Lovell.

Wall Plaque

Wall Plaque

Wall plaque beside 'Building the Outside from Inside', a collaboration between Tamar Whyte and Julie Bagwash. Tamar and Julie conducted a series of glass tile workshops with service users who had complex mental health needs. The project was a public art Commission by Brent Arts Therapies in partnership with Emergence CIC. Photo by Kath Lovell.

Glass Tile Workshop 1

Glass Tile Workshop 1

Close up from a glass tile workshop. After being kiln fused these became part of the artwork 'Building the Outside from Inside', a collaboration between Tamar Whyte and Julie Bagwash. Tamar and Julie conducted a series of glass tile workshops with service users who had complex mental health needs. The project was a public art Commission by Brent Arts Therapies in partnership with Emergence CIC.

Glass Tile Workshop 2

Glass Tile Workshop 2

Close up from a glass tile workshop. After being kiln fused these became part of the artwork 'Building the Outside from Inside', a collaboration between Tamar Whyte and Julie Bagwash. Tamar and Julie conducted a series of glass tile workshops with service users who had complex mental health needs. The project was a public art Commission by Brent Arts Therapies in partnership with Emergence CIC.

Glass Tile Workshop 3

Glass Tile Workshop 3

Close up from a glass tile workshop. After being kiln fused these became part of the artwork 'Building the Outside from Inside', a collaboration between Tamar Whyte and Julie Bagwash. Tamar and Julie conducted a series of glass tile workshops with service users who had complex mental health needs. The project was a public art Commission by Brent Arts Therapies in partnership with Emergence CIC.

Rugby Cancer Ball 2018 Donation 1

Rugby Cancer Ball 2018 Donation 1

Tamar's work 'Red & Blue Series' raised £1000 for the 2018 Rugby Cancer Ball. The art was created circa 2010. Blue series used a 'frozen paint' technique that captured a frst pattern within the paint, and were an exploration of the point where light breaks through a depressive mood. 'Red Series' was taken from a reflection on the perils of online dating. Both acrylic & enamel on canvas. Framing by Roger Lynch at Barr Street Gallery. Tamar and Mick Jeynes pictured besides artwork.

Rugby Cancer Ball 2018 Donation 2

Rugby Cancer Ball 2018 Donation 2

Tamar's work 'Red & Blue Series' raised £1000 for the 2018 Rugby Cancer Ball. The art was created circa 2010. Blue series used a 'frozen paint' technique that captured a frst pattern within the paint, and were an exploration of the point where light breaks through a depressive mood. 'Red Series' was taken from a reflection on the perils of online dating. Both acrylic & enamel on canvas. Framing by Roger Lynch at Barr Street Gallery.

Tales of a Borderline, Austria

Tales of a Borderline, Austria

Tales of a Borderline was an exhibition Tamar showed in various UK exhibitions that was mentioned within the Guardian and Independent newspapers. The exhibition was seen online by art historian Dagmar Weidinger who included it within her PhD thesis, alongside the work of other artists whose work explored their experiences of living with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder. A collaborative exhibition of their work was later shown at Schloss Hartheim, Austria.

Tales of a Borderline, Austria 2

Tales of a Borderline, Austria 2

Tales of a Borderline was an exhibition Tamar showed in various UK exhibitions that was mentioned within the Guardian and Independent newspapers. The exhibition was seen online by art historian Dagmar Weidinger who included it within her PhD thesis, alongside the work of other artists whose work explored their experiences of living with a diagnosis of Personality Disorder. A collaborative exhibition of their work was later shown at Schloss Hartheim, Austria.

Plenty of Sharks Exhibition, Gloucs

Plenty of Sharks Exhibition, Gloucs

Exhibition exploring the perils of online dating, alongside arist Jain McKay, who both joined a notorious free online dating website in the name of artistic research. Artwork contains spontaneous text based on these. Acrylic & enamel on canvas.

Hypnotherapy Session - Eastside

Hypnotherapy Session - Eastside

Film still taken from Llve art performance collaboration between Tamar Whyte and Tanya Tracey. Tanya, a Fine Artist and Hypnotherapist, hynoptised Tamar within Eastside Projects Gallery in Digbeth, Birmingham. The performance and film was made within a day and shown at the Private View in the evening.

Snakes & Ladders @ BIGSPD

Snakes & Ladders @ BIGSPD

'The Snake and Ladders of Service User Involvement' was the first talk Tamar gave at the British & Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorder' in 2015. Barriers (or 'snakes') faced by people working in this area, such as access to funding and organisational power dynamics were highlighted. The elusive ladders that led to funding were explored.

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Wall Plaque

Wall plaque beside 'Building the Outside from Inside', a collaboration between Tamar Whyte and Julie Bagwash. Tamar and Julie conducted a series of glass tile workshops with service users who had complex mental health needs. The project was a public art Commission by Brent Arts Therapies in partnership with Emergence CIC. Photo by Kath Lovell.