PAPERS

Skeletons in Closets: Outsider Art, Art Brut and the A-Cultural Other - An enquiry into culture and psyche. Presentation for the conference theme: On the Edge: Psyche in Ethics, the Arts and Nature – Joint IAJS & JSSS conference Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, U.S.A. 10th - 14th August, 2010.

“Lost for Words/Lost in Words: Painting and the Unspeakable Unconscious” Joint presentation (with Michael Evans) for the conference theme: “Psyche Power and Society” presented at the annual conference of the International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS) Cardiff University UK, July 9–12 2009

“The Abstract Unconscious in Painting” – joint plenary presentation for the conference: Psyche and Image: reflections on Image, The San Francisco Jung Institute Extended Education Programme, May 1–4 2008

“On Painting Substance and Psyche” – presented at the session: Image in Music, Art and Literature: The International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS) July 6–9 2006, The University of Greenwich, London, U.K

“Spirituality and Trans-Cultural Phenomena in the Image of the Artist Outsider: Art, Alchemy and the Outsider – presented at the session: Global and Local/Universal and Particular Aspects of Religion and Art: The Case of Self-Taught/Outsider Art; The 19th World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, Tokyo, Japan, March 24–30 2005

“Art Beyond Art: Visionary Experience and Altered States of Consciousness in the Revelations of the Artist Outsider” – presented at the session: “ New Directions in the Study of Art and Religion: The Case of Self-Taught/Outsider/Vernacular Art”; Annual Conference of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta Georgia U.S.A. November 21–25 2003

“Inside Outsider Art” – presented at the Annual College Arts Association (CAA) Conference session: “Inclusive Strategies for a Fugitive Practice”: Futures for Contemporary Self-Taught Artists and Outsider Art:- American Folk Art Museum, 45 West 53rd Street, New York, USA, February 22 2003

“Outsider Art and the Cultural Domain” – presented at “The End of Outsider Art?” Edinburgh College of Art, November 23–26 2000



CURATING

“Illness and Epiphany: an awakening spirit” Curated Exhibition of the work of Outsider Artist Leon Martindale, The University of Northampton Gallery, September 21 – October 16 2009

“A Window on the World: the work of Roy Wenzel”. Exhibition co-curated by D Parker, Dr. C Rhodes (Loughborough University), Ans van Berkum (Museum De Stadshof, Zwolle). Loughborough University School of Art & Design Gallery, 2nd – 30th March 2000; The Gallery, UCN, Northampton, May 2–26 2000

COURSES AND CONFERENCES

2010
On the Edge: Psyche in Ethics, the Arts and Nature – Joint IAJS & JSSS conference Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, U.S.A. 10th - 14th August, 2010.

2009
“Psyche Power and Society” the annual conference of the International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS) Cardiff University U.K. July 9-12 2009

2008
Art & Psyche: reflections on Image, The San Francisco Jung Institute Extended Education Programme. May 1– 4, San Francisco, USA

2007
Insider/Outsider: Exploring boundaries between mainstream and marginal arts. Public presentation Rugby Gallery, UK

2006
Insider/Outsider: Exploring boundaries between mainstream and marginal arts. Public presentation, 2nd Nov, Milton Keynes gallery, UK

2006
The International Association for Jungian Studies. Greenwich, London, UK

2005
The 19th World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions. Tokyo, Japan

2004
Varieties of Spiritual Impulse: Workshop on Spiritual Typology. London, UK

2004
Foundation course in Neuro-linguistic Programming. Rugby, UK

2003
American Academy of Religion Annual Conference. Atlanta Georgia, USA

2003
College Art Association Annual Conference. New York City, USA

2001
Art and Mind Symposium. Wakefield, Yorkshire, UK

2001
Mental Health and Art - Perspectives on mental health and art. Hall Place, Bexley, Kent, UK

2000
The End of Outsider Art? Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

2000
New Paradigms in Education Workshop. Blaker Foundation, Bournville, Birmingham, UK

1999
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess - male words female images. Linnean Society Rooms R.A London, UK

1999
Freud and Art. The Austrian Cultural Centre, London, UK

1996
Arts Hidden Order: Anton Ehrenzweig. Conference at Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK

1996
Symposium on Drawing. Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education, Cheltenham, UK