Fri 15 Feb 2019 13:00

Exploring Your Subconscious

In this Lunchtime Talk '24 Most Influential Bristolians Under 24' nominee Yasmin Joan Qureshi will be introducing her new workshop series from her project 'Red Telephone' & how they interlink with her own creative practise.

Photo by Yasmin Joan Qureshi

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Yasmin Joan Qureshi

Yasmin Joan Qureshi is an artist based in Bristol. Her work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions and galleries around Bristol such as Spike Open and Spike Test Space. Yasmin’s work is drawn from personal experience. In her early life she spent time in hospital due to chronic illness, then at seven, Yasmin underwent major surgery to remove a tumour. She has returned to this moment repeatedly in her work, describing the themes of psychological trauma and body image. Creating art work has become a way of processing her feelings and reconciling these difficult memories into tangible art pieces.

Utilising Donald W Winnicott's therapeutic technique Squiggle drawing. the workshops explore the subconscious and focusing on a specific experience conflicting the mind and coming to terms with that through drawing. With the help of 3D printing expert Dan Melville, we will be exploring the drawing as an object and the further meaning and significance it offers to the individuals taking part.

Joining Yasmin at the talk will be co facilitator and BACP accredited  Psychoanalytical psychotherapist Karin Qureshi to further discuss this new use of Winnicottian theories and techniques through creative workshops and open the discussion of exploring new ways in making therapy more accessible.

This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.

Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: to book your place on a tour.

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