News and events

March 2024:

  • Dr Vanessa Bartlett and Dr Rachel Marsden will be part of the Cultures of Creative Health Seminar Series at University of Huddersfield on 14 March. Sign up to hear more about the new Stomach Ache Project Network funded by NNMHR that will be launching in the UK later this year.

October 2023:

  • The Stomach Ache project is included in a new article about Creativity and Wellbeing by writer Ashley Kalagain Blunt. The article was published in Open Book, the magazine published by the State Library of New South Wales.

July 2023:

April 2023:

  • We are celebrating the completion of the first phase of the Stomach Ache project. We would like to thank the University of Melbourne Creativity and Wellbeing Hallmark Research Initiative, CAWRI for their generous support. Our project report for 2021-22 is available here.

March 2023:

  • Our recent Confabulations panel generated some very interesting discussion around creative collaborations with guts. This online event took place on Tuesday 7 March, 7pm GMT / 2pm EST / and Wednesday 8 March 6am AEST. A video recording is available on YouTube until 8th April.

December 2022:

  • Join the Stomach Ache project for a Confabulations panel discussion where our lead research Vanessa Bartlett and artists Kathy High and Lindsay Kelley will explore creative collaboration with guts as new ways of understanding human-gut relations, including a response from Claire Hooker. Online (zoom) bookings available via Eventbrite. Tuesday 7 March 2pm EST / 7pm GMT and Wednesday 8 March 6am AEST.

November 2022:

October 2022:

  • Our event “Objects of Digestion” took place on day 2 of The Big Anxiety Forum Naarm, 7 October 2022. Participants were invited to think of (or bring) an object that describes their relationship to their digestion or mind-gut connection. Full details here. 

September 2022:

August 2022:

July 2022:

  • We are excited to be part of the Big Anxiety Naarm Forum, 6-7 October 2022, with an interactive workshop “Stomach Ache: Objects of Digestion,” where we will creatively reimagine the gastrointestinal tract and its impact on anxiety, wellbeing and social interactions.
  • Many thanks to our friends at the Arts Health Network NSW/ACT for posting this article about the Stomach Ache project.

April 2022: