Wednesday, March 9, 2016

BrizCATs 2016 date Claimers






BrizCATs 2016 Calendar
Date claimers

Saturday 30 July  (NB change of date) 9.30-12. BrizCATs in Conversation; 
IKON 16 Brookes St, Bowen Hills QLD 4006  Topic: Embodiment

Saturday October 29 9.30-12 BrizCATs in Conversation 
IKON 16 Brookes St, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
Topic: Story

 
About CATs in conversation: Creative Arts Therapists are invited to gather at  venues through out Brisbane and the surrounding areas to catch up, share experiences have discussions, support, mentor and engage in creative inquiry.

 Start your own CATs in Conversation in your local area. I invite you to initiate your own CATs in Conversation: let me know and I will promote it out through the network.

 All are welcome: practicing therapists, new graduates, students. CATs in Conversation events are held over Australia and are supported by ACATA (Australian Creative Arts Therapy Association)

BrizCATs News

Do you have something you wish to share with other BrizCATs: invite them to an event, support a creative cause, share some great new resources, celebrate your new webpage, some other  exciting news? Then let me know by emailing me at brizcats@bigpond.com by the end of the calendar month.
 

Other CAT Happenings and Events

Our members are a creative band innovative bunch who are always implementing exciting events and happenings around the place. These events happen for a variety of reasons: learning and PD, advocacy, fund raising, exhibitions, workshops and events.  At BrizCATs we try to support each other help connect people to the right service that suits their needs. You might find something in here that is of interest to you, to a colleague, or a client. Feel free to share and raise the cat profile in South East Queensland..

 
Arts Therapy in Schools Practice Group
Organised by Kristy Thorburn and funded by ANZATA
this group  of art therapists is for professionals working in schools to meet and explore their work.
12 June  Time:
IKON 16 Brookes St, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
k.g.thorburn@gmail.com


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

BrizCATs 2016

 BrizCATs in 2016

Happy New Year. Are you ready for a year of creativity and vitality?
BrizCATs is entering into the year with a whole lot of curiousity about what BrizCATs can do to support you in your work as a Creative Arts: to continue to learn and grow, to advocate and promote our profession, to foster practices of wellbeing and sustainability. 
What can BrizCATs help you with in your work ? Do you need to network, or need a mentor or fellow companion, do you need a play mate, do you need to reflect with someone who understands your work and your values? Or something else????




BrizCATs offers spaces for collaborative professional reflection and support through open dialogue and sharing. This voluntary network allows us to share ideas and resources, to make connections, and have lively multimodal dialogues that assist us to spread our creative and healing wings amongst our Brisbane and wider communities.




What's on:



We are in the process of finalising dates for Cats in Conversation and will send out soon. Meanwhile there are a couple of upcoming activities run by our members that may be of interest.
 
 
Current Member activities:


      Tonight:
      Jennifer Chester is holding a Drumming circle is starting up tonight Tuesday February 2nd at Ikon 6pm until 7.30 or 8. It may not always be a Tuesday because of class commitments but at least we'll get started. The frequency depends on enthusiasm. Contact Jennifer 0408 870 990



      Wholebody Creative Change
      To find out what Lynette is offering at ‘Wholebody Creative Change” clickhere. Wholebody Creative Change provides experiential training in embodiment and wholeness…via music- and movement-based participatory events and training in Wholebody Focusing.
       


      Art Therapy in School Practices Group with Kristy Thorburn will be back at it again this year. Working within the school environment provides unique opportunities and challenges for Art Therapists. This interest group is intended to provide a safe space for Art Therapists who are currently working in schools to explore ideas, to discuss practice issues, and to share resources.” Contact Kristy Please contact Kristy at to register your interest in attending. k.g.thorburn@gmail.com


      If you would like to share your events with other members please send an email to brizcats@bigpond.com Please include a brief description, links, contacts and a nice pic if you have one.


       Look forward to catching up with you this year.






      Thursday, February 5, 2015

      Calendar for 2015

      Updated BrizCATs events in 2015
      You will notice that there are a variety of events set for this year.  Mark them in your calendar and confirm your intention to attend by the RSVP date.  (Further reminders will be sent as we get closer tot he dates)

      CAT Clowders: Reflective Practice Swap: for sharing ideas about how we reflect on professional practice.

      CATs in Conversation: Note new dates have been added
      BrizCATs event : Day Out  now at RPAC

      Learning Circles: get together and share a video or reading and then reflect mulitmodally and share our understandings

      You can create an Event! Do you want to make another event happen: if so let me know and I can share on the network

      For Example:
      How to Create your own CAT’s in Conversation.  If you are wanting to get together with people in your area...its easy as 1.2.3.4
      1. Pick a date, time and venue (coffee shop, pub, your place)that suits you
      2. Invite: Tell people about it (including me so I can let the network know including ACATA) ..Don’t forget to get people to RSVP
      3. Confirm: numbers with the venue and send a text or email to confirm /remind participants
      4. Turn up and chat.  It is always good to have a sign so people who don’t know you can find you. (eg we have a red cat)


      ACATA proudly supports our CAT’s in Conversations and other events and we can ask them to be put on their website. (thanks ACATA for keeping our networking alive)
       


      BrizCATs 2015 Calendar of Events
       

      Date/TimeEventLocationother
      Saturday 25th July
      11 am followed by lunch

      RSVP
      BrizCAT’s event:
      Silence has a voice Exhibition
       Artist Talk CAT in Conversation at RPAC
      YOu are also invited to opening night on the 17th July

      RPAC Cleveland
       
      Lunch available for purchase. RPAC

      15 August
      RSVP

       

      CATs In Conversation D'Bar Café Coolangatta
      Topic 1. Coffee art and beauty

      CAFE DBAR
      275 Boundary St, ...
      Coolangatta.
      QLD 4225.

      gallery@cafedbar.com.au

      Lunch and Drinks available for purchase
      10am Saturday August 22nd 2015




      CTs in Conversation: A practice group for Art Therapists currently practicing within schools
      Practice Group for
      School Based Art Therapists
       

















      Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens Café

      Lunch and Drinks available for purchase

      Saturday 28th November

      RSVP 21st  November

      CATs in Conversation
      Topics:
      1. Sharing New Knowings  (bring a n inspiring article, piece of research, link, book or your own research) to share with others: allow 10 minutes for your sharing. (may be more depending on numbers)
      2. Making connections

      ACATA supported events: please bring log book for recording PD.



      Story Bridge Hotel
      Kangaroo Point
      Contact point : Gayle 0448877856

      Lunch and Drinks available for purchase
       










      TBA
      Monday 9 – 11.30




       

      Learning Circles
      The group chooses to watch a video, or read an article on a topic (eg: trauma, working with children,) and then reflect creatively

      ACATA supported event: please bring log book for recording PD.

      TBC
      But probably at
      Alexandra Hills





       

      $5 contribution to BrizCATs
      Bring a plate of nibbles to share.
      Tea and Coffee Provided.
      Art Materials: paper, pastels, pencils, collage provided.  If other materials needed please BYO




       

      Friday, February 28, 2014

      New Links on our links and resources page

      I am currently updating the BrizCATs links and resources page. You will now find links to Professional Registering Organisations, Training Organisations, and links to info re wages/ salaries for arts therapists. I will be adding more useful links over the coming weeks. If you have anything you would like to add to the list please let me know. brizcats@bigpond.com

      Monday, November 4, 2013

      Our next Gathering at Story Bridge Hotel is CATs In Conversation
      (look for the cat)

      This is time to chat about how your work is going, what is exciting you right now and mentor up and coming CATs.
      I hope you can come.  RSVP required (just in case something changes we can let you know) brizcats@bigpond.com or text 0448877856 Name and 'Yes BrizCATs'


      30 November 2013-1pm (Note change of time from previous)
      CATs in Conversation: all welcome
      (ACATA initiative but all welcome)
      Story Bridge Hotel
      Kangaroo Point
      Lunch/Drinks available for purchase