The Freud Museum

Events Archive

24 April 2013
7pm - drinks reception at 8pm

Self Contained

Graham Music and Maria Walsh in conversation with Rebecca Fortnum

Consultant Child Psychotherapist Dr Graham Music and critic Dr Maria Walsh, author of 'Art and Psychoanalysis', will be in conversation with the artist Rebecca Fortnum. The event is is part of our current exhibition 'Self Contained' by Rebecca Fortnum.

Join us post lecture at 8pm, for a drinks reception marking the launch the monograph on Fortnum's work 'Self Contained', that includes essays from Music and Walsh as well as artist Louisa Minkin. It is published by RGAP and designed by Colin Sackett. 


Dr. Graham Music works as an adult psychotherapist in private practice and a Consultant Child Psychotherapist in the Tavistock Clinic’s Child and Family Department and at the Portman Clinic. He lectures widely, teaches and supervises on a range of psychotherapy and other training courses in Britain and abroad. He has a particular interest in the interface of clinical and developmental thinking. Clinically his primary work at the Tavistock has been with children and families where there has been abuse or neglect. His publications include Nurturing Natures: Children’s  Attachment and Emotional, Sociocultural and Brain Development (2010)  and Affect and Emotion (2001).

Dr. Maria Walsh is a Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory at Chelsea College of Art & Design, London where she delivers a seminar in Art and Psychoanalysis as well as lecturing more generally on subjectivity and the artwork. Her monograph Art and Psychoanalysis has recently been published by I.B. Tauris: London and she is currently working on an edited anthology of writings from the Women’s Art Library archive. She has published a number of essays on critical theory, spectatorship and the moving image in journals including Screen, Angelaki, Rhizomes, Senses of Cinema, and MIRAJ.  She is also a regular contributor to the art magazine Art Monthly.

Rebecca Fortnum is an artist and researcher. Awards include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the British Council, the Arts Council of England, the British School in Rome, the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council and the OPAK Research Council of Flemish Universities. Her book Contemporary British Women Artists; in their own words was published by IB Tauris/Macmillan in 2007. A recent project has been with the V&A's Museum of Childhood, London where she held a solo show of drawings Absurd Impositions and curated a group exhibition, The Imagination of Children, within the Museum’s collection. In 2012 she concluded a year-long research project, Drawing - in and outside - Writing, a collaboration with 3 other artists and published an artists' book with RGAP, as well as a cahier of the same name published by Acco Uitgeverij, Belgium. She is Reader of Fine Art at the CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts London.

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