The Emotional World of Children
26 September – 21 December 2013
The beauty, simplicity and naïveté of children’s artwork are undeniable, but the inner world of the child from which the works arise is often unacknowledged or misunderstood. This exhibition explores the emotional world of the child by showcasing a selection of artworks created by children in psychotherapy sessions. A variety of psychiatric disturbances are surveyed, whilst the importance of play, family and fairy-tales are also examined. The history and practice of child psychotherapy are brought to life with artefacts from the 1950s and a documentary film.