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Bobby Lloyd is co-founder and co-director of ATI - the Art Therapy
Initiative - established in 1994 with Debra Kalmanowitz, art therapist,
as an independent London-based art therapy service working in the
context of political conflict. In addition to clinical practice
they develop and run workshops, seminars, consultation and training
and have together had published a number of articles and two books,
the most recent being: ‘Art Therapy and Political Violence:
With art, without illusion’, edited by Debra Kalmanowitz and
by Bobby Lloyd, Routledge, January 2005.
ATI has worked with and alongside Goldsmiths College, London University;
War Child; the Bosnian Support Trust; the Art Works Trust and the
University of Durban Westville (South Africa); Save the Children
and DFID (Department for International Development) in Kosovo; and
the Bayswater Families Centre in London. To date, ATI has worked
in Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia and South Africa, and most recently
in Kosovo and the UK.
ATI is undertaking a consultation in 2007 for a major international children's charity looking into world-wide art / art therapy children's programmes in contexts of conflict, HIV/AIDS and chronic poverty.
PhotoVoice is an award-winning international charity and the only
development organisation of its kind in Europe. Its projects empower
some of the most disadvantaged groups in the world with photographic
skills so that they can transform their lives.
OUR SITES Traveller and Gypsy exhibition can be viewed at: (Photovoice
link as already).
The Esther Benjamins Trust works exclusively in Nepal on projects
that help those children and young people most marginalised and
discriminated. In 2004 Christie ran a photography project for children and young
women who had been trafficked into Indian circuses. As an art therapist
Christie continues to provide consultation for the EB Trust on psychological
support for children in their care.
MOBILE MINI CIRCUS FOR CHILDREN, Afghanistan
Mobile Mini Circus for Children - is a child protection project,
which provides psycho-social support to children in difficult circumstances.
The main idea is to entertain and educate traumatized children through
performances, workshops and training all around Afghanistan throughout
the year. In
Kabul 2002 and 2003 Christie provided training for Afghan artists,
actors and musicians to support their work with children.
LONDON GYPSY AND TRAVELLER UNITwww.lgtu.org