Mataora: Encounters between medicine and the arts

  • Event start: 12 Oct 2019 9:00am
  • Event end: 12 Oct 2019 5:00pm
  • Location: Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

Mataora: Encounters between Medicine and the Arts is a brand new event exploring a view of medicine and health that values imaginative and philosophical responses along with clinical and scientific thinking.

The inaugural Mataora will take place on Saturday 12 October 2019, and the theme for this year’s event is MIND. Contributors to the immersive day-long programme include writers, theatre practitioners, musicians, scientists, poets, doctors and others coming together to explore the complex and marvellous nature of the mind from a wide variety of perspectives. Inspired by the successful UK-based Medicine Unboxed we aim to stimulate, provoke and inspire the public, health care and policy audiences, and ignite fresh thinking.

The 2019 programme ranges from the latest neuroscience to theatrical, cinematic and restorative justice approaches to mental health, from bodymapping and bicultural concepts of the mind to creative approaches to doctor-patient engagement, and more. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea are provided!

Not a conference, nor a festival, rather a dynamic mix of creative performance and conversation with cutting-edge research and ideas, Mataora: Encounters between Medicine and the Arts is aimed at the public, health care staff and policy makers. It will be a stimulating, provocative and moving experience for anyone interested in health and wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Register or find out more on the Mataora website.

Last updated 11/09/2019