Sally previously worked for Māpura Studios (then Spark Studio) from 2006 to 2010. Sally returns to Māpura after 4 months working with Help Auckland's Crisis Team and 2 years at Mind Australia’s Amaroo Day Programme and Outreach Service. Amaroo was one of Melbourne’s most progressive and creative Mental Health community services, and during her time here, she developed a drama therapy programme, produced Melbourne's Big reThink in conjunction with the Like Minds Like Mine campaign and published a quarterly Zine of participant driven observations and artworks. Before this, Sally worked at Spark Studio for five years and completed her clinical internship for an MA in Arts Therapy within this context. She was Secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association (ANZATA) for five years and has presented talks and workshops at several international conferences. She also established an Arts Therapy service with Iris, developed a multi-sensory therapeutic environment (Snoezelen Room) for Auckland’s Forensic Intellectual Disability unit, and has facilitated arts programmes for Raeburn House, YMCA, and Youth Justice. Sally was part of the Stroke Art Therapy Team for the original pilot in 2010.
Banner image: Matthew Tucker, Infinity, 2014