Dr Lorna Collins: A Creative Transformation - a discussion event exploring creativity, the brain and mental health

Hybrid Event, LT1: 52 Pritchatts Road, registration required
Monday 1 July 2024 (11:00-12:00)

Tracey Hill: t.hill.1@bham.ac.uk

Dr Lorna Collins

The session will include:

Film scenes that explore the creative process and hallucinatory world of Dr. Lorna Collins, an artist, researcher and expert by experience, who lives with the medical condition organic hallucinosis (caused by a traumatic brain injury).  

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Professor Matthew Broome and Dr Roxana Baiasu about how art and creativity can express and make something tangible and illuminative from 'madness'.

Open floor conversation about art, mental health, sensory disturbances or nonconsensus realities, and the effects of brain injury, with attendees.

The workshop is aimed at researchers, educators, academics, students and those interested in the brain, trauma, madness and creativity.

Registration in advance is required: Register to attend 


About the Speaker

Dr. Lorna Collins, FHEA, FRSPH is an artist, filmmaker, writer and researcher in creative health. Amongst other books, Lorna is the author of Making Sense: Art Practice and Transformative Therapeutics (Bloomsbury) and a series of children’s fiction, beginning with Squawk: A Book of Bird Adventures (Pegasus). Her creative œuvre engages with her lived experience of traumatic brain injury and consequent condition of organic psychosis. She is currently working on a documentary film about this theme, and an Arts Council-funded research project (“A Creative Transformation”) about the brain, trauma, mental health and creativity.  


This seminar is free to attend and is open to all, both within and outside the University.  Registration in advance is required.  


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