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The Emotional World of Children

The Emotional World of Children

The beauty, simplicity and naïveté of children’s artwork are undeniable, but the inner world of the child from which the works in this collection arise, is often unacknowledged or misunderstood.

The Emotional World of Children explores the emotional world of the child by showcasing a selection of artworks created by children in psychoanalytical psychotherapy sessions with pre-eminent child psychotherapist Margaret Ericksen between the 1940s and 1980s.

A variety of psychiatric disturbances are surveyed, while the importance of play, family and fairy-tales are also examined.  The exhibition features artefacts and a documentary film onthe history of psychotherapy in Australia.


Pia Brous – Juliette Hanson

Exhibition History

The Dax Centre, Melbourne, September 2013 – January 2014

The Dax Centre
30 Royal Parade
Kenneth Myer Building
University of Melbourne
Parkville Vic 3010
+61 3 9035 6610
Open Hours

Wednesday to Friday
10.00am to 4.00pm

Last of each month
11.00am to 3.00pm

The Dax Centre is part of the Sane Australia Group