Eating the house: The Hansel and Gretel cooking show — Workshop

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Eating the house: The Hansel and Gretel cooking show — Workshop

Saturday, July 9, 2011 10am - 4pm
Venue: The Quaker House, 10 Hampson St, Kelvin Grove
Admission: Members & Concession: $85 • Non-members: $110

Please bring a plate for shared lunch.

How does the fairy story ‘Hansel and Gretel’ help us understand our cultural fascination with cooking shows and food programs? In this workshop Sarah Gibson leads an exploration into the psychological relevance of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ for contemporary culture.

Sarah will weave together different approaches to the psychological interpretation of fairy tales. We will rethink our relationship to the ‘Hansel and Gretel’ story. We will discuss food and the pleasures of eating. We rediscover the value of being without our GPS in the forest. We will find ourselves in the house of the dark mother and reflect on times when we may need to burn the witch in the oven.

The workshop will involve large and small group discussion as well as time for creative reflection.

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 Sarah is also a Senior Lecturer in Media Arts at the University of Technology, Sydney.

To register for this workshop download the registration form, telephone (07) 3511 0167 or email

Morning tea will be provided. We suggest that you bring your own lunch. Attendance certificates will be issued.