The Art of Healing

UPSURGE Festival


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Three doctors whose life outside the consulting room is devoted to arts practice: Glenn Colqu­houn and Art Nahill through poetry, Chris Reid with photography.

How does their medical practice influence their art practice; can the arts heal us when we are broken; could more arts in schools help young people; is there an art to a good death?

Join us as these three reflect on their wide experience of human nature, the arts and what it means to be healthy, kept on track by medical student and writer Emma Espiner.


when Sunday 7 April, 1 pm (lunch from 12.30pm)

DURATION 75 minutes

WHERE James Kemp Hall, Kerikeri

EARLY $14 – FULL $18 – plus service fee – with Picnic box add $20

Picnic Boxes by Colin Ashton of Soda Creek Kitchen includes locally made snacks, fruit and a sweet treat.
The festival team will contact you to enquire as to any dietary requirements one week prior to the event.

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