Fairy tales re-imagined

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Fairy tales re-imagined

A presentation by Sarah Gibson

Thursday, July 7, 2011 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: The Quaker House, 10 Hampson St, Kelvin Grove
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15

Jungian analyst Sarah Gibson introduces us to her groundbreaking interactive project Re-enchantment : a journey into the hidden world of fairy tales for adults. It is a poetic and provocative act of creative interpretation of fairy tales, threading together fairy tale interpretations from the perspectives of psychology, social history and popular culture.

Traditional fairy tales have a powerful hold on our cultural imagination. Adapted, revised and bowdlerized, they greet us in print and popular fiction, at the movies and in advertisements. They have been the inspiration for many visual artists and photographers. Sarah will introduce us to her creative re-imagining of six fairy stories: Cinderella, Bluebeard, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Snow White and Hansel and Gretel, and the work of over one hundred Australian and international visual artists who have contributed to Re-enchantment.

Exploring the ways fairy tales have provided creative inspiration deepens our connection to the mystery and enchantment of fairy tales. Sarah speaks of her own creative process and encourages us all to engage with and contribute to the Re-enchantment project.

Sarah Gibson is a Jungian analyst and experienced sandplay therapist in private practice in Balmain. She trained with the ANZSJA-CG Jung Institute. She works clinically with adults and has a particular interest in story and creativity as part of the therapeutic process. She is an artist and filmmaker. Her films include Myths of Childhood and The Hundredth Room. Sarah has just completed Re-enchantment, an interactive documentary project that re-imagines fairy tales for contemporary culture. Her project can be seen at http://www.abc.net.au/re-enchantment Sarah is also a Senior Lecturer in Media Arts at the University of Technology, Sydney.