An exhibition by the graduating Art Therapists from the Class of 2020, University of Derby, United Kingdom.

Welcome to ‘Beyond Words’

This online exhibition is a showcase of dissertation artworks by the graduates of the Class of 2020, Masters of Arts (MA) Art Therapy at the University of Derby. Each piece is testament to a yearlong arts-based research journey, unexpectedly interrupted by COVID-19, that at times has explored places beyond the reach of words.

Exhibition Opening

Watch the recording of our virtual Opening Event on 14th August 2020 (1.5h), featuring guest speaker Liz Antcliff (Australian Art Therapist & PhD Graduate Researcher), talks by MA Art Therapy staff and students, and a Q&A segment.

Our Guest Speaker: Liz Antcliff

Liz is an Arts Therapist and registered professional counsellor. She is a PhD graduate researcher with University of Melbourne Creative Arts and Music Therapy Research Unit and is a somatic experiencing practitioner. Her research is exploring the role of haptic perception in creative arts therapy. Liz holds membership with ANZACATA and the ACA. She has more than 30 years of experience in human services including various management roles within the private and community health and social services sector, staff development and education as well as extensive experience in clinical settings. She is the founder and principle of Heartspace Artspace & Counselling in Queensland Australia.  Liz has taught sensorimotor art therapy in Australia and Internationally.

Exhibition Now Open

Available from 14th August 2020 to 14th June 2021.