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posted 12 Jul 2020, 04:00 by Anna Watts

Due to the COVID19 pandemic we will providing art therapy sessions via Zoom.

Womens art therapy groups for depression and anxiety

posted 22 Nov 2018, 18:23 by Anna Watts   [ updated 12 Jul 2020, 03:34 ]

Over the summer 2018- 2019 Pin Spot will be offering small art therapy groups for women who are experiencing depression and anxiety.  We will be using artmaking as a stepping stone to healing and the small group (maximum of 4) to create a supportive atmosphere.  If you are interested in joining a group please ring Anna 0411831549 to express your interest.  Groups will be running during a weekday for one and a half hours = $45 per session at Quakers Hill.

Out of the Shadows!

posted 15 Mar 2018, 22:03 by Anna Watts   [ updated 12 Jul 2020, 03:35 ]

2018 Term 2 Creative Wellbeing workshops will be listed on our calendar by Easter.
We are also in the process of registering for the NDIS.  We have a great new shadow puppet workshop coming soon.
Workshops this year will be on the first Friday of the month.
We will be releasing our first ever newsletter this winter - sign up by contacting us with your details by email.
Meanwhile, now is a great time to focus on your priorities for this year by booking an individual art therapy session.
The pace of life can be exhausting - don't forget to recharge your batteries!
Creative Wellbeing is looking after your health to keep you mentally and emotionally flexible. 
Looking forward to meeting you soon!

Summer sun!

posted 3 Dec 2015, 17:56 by Anna Watts   [ updated 12 Jul 2020, 03:36 ]

Summer has started and we are busy preparing next years program.  Christmas parties are in the pipe line and tonight we are off to the opening of the Blacktown City Art Award.  So it's a mixture of business and pleasure at the moment.  Actually business is always a pleasure so pleasure and leisure may be more like it!  We are really excited with what we have planned for 2016.  This time of year is great for focusing our energy.  We hope you are having just as a relaxed but purposeful lead up to Christmas as we are... Keep an eye out over the summer break for our new marketing material on this website and information about courses coming soon.  Enjoy the summer sun!

Sowing seeds...

posted 28 Jul 2015, 22:01 by Anna Watts   [ updated 12 Jul 2020, 03:36 ]

What a cold winter we are enjoying.  The beauty of the countryside is breathtaking along with the cold.  Dark falls early every night and it seems nature has gone to sleep too.  Still and quiet, under the ground, hidden in the plants, life goes on.  Persistence becomes a virtue through the changing seasons.  As for Pin Spot, we have been sowing the seeds of a very productive time ahead.  Family priorities have taken most of our time over the last eighteen months, but we are relaunching our programs for Spring 2015.  Seeds sown include a semester long course in beginners puppetry that we devised for a mixed ability group at Mamre House in 2014.  Participants and their families were very proud of their achievements in making and performing. The final performance revealed how much everyone's communication skills had grown through such fun.  We have also maintained our mentor service to develop the talents of a young woman in her business.  Currently, individual Transpersonal Art Therapy sessions are available at our Nirimba office on Wednesdays.  Stay tuned for more group news and newsletter signup coming soon!


posted 15 Dec 2013, 20:19 by Anna Watts   [ updated 12 Jul 2020, 03:37 ]

Gerard outside our new office
Well, we have settled in at our new office at BREED Business Centre at Nirimba Education Precinct, Quakers Hill in Western Sydney.  During that time we have been very much welcomed by the staff at BREED, and have met many wonderful people.  In the last month we enjoyed running 3 x 40 minute puppetry workshops at Mamre House - not far away at St Marys.  The workshops were for people with intellectual disability as part of the regular Mamre Magic day, where participants get the chance to have a small "taste" of a new activity.  We have been discussing new programs with various local organisations - 2014 promises to be a very exciting year.  Until then, a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all, from us at Pin Spot.


posted 4 Nov 2013, 03:37 by Anna Watts   [ updated 12 Jul 2020, 03:37 ]

We are giving our website a complete overhaul this week.  We are rebooting all our services at the same time as we take up a new office at Nirimba Education precinct Quakers Hill.  Stay tuned for new creative wellbeing workshops for organisations - staff and clients, groups for individuals to join, art therapy, mentoring and micro-business accounting services.  

Vast - photography show opens 1st Dec. 2011

posted 30 Nov 2011, 02:55 by Anna Watts   [ updated 12 Jul 2020, 03:38 ]

Moth & moon
You are warmly invited to our next art show:

VAST - Photography Exhibition featuring work by Carole Hampshire.

Opening 1st December 2011 6pm – 8pm.
The show runs until 22nd December 2011.

Pin Spot Gallery for Creative Wellbeing Parramatta presents photography focused on the still moments.  Carole Hampshire is preoccupied with still moments whether found in the serenity of a statue or the whirling movement of a dancer.
Travelling and study has developed Carole’s interest in Asian culture, especially the development of the Buddha image and Indian art and philosophy.  Her roots lie in black and white documentary photography but in the last few years she has moved towards a fascination with abstraction.

Carole has been involved with many photographic exhibitions in Sydney, the Blue Mountains and England.  She has contributed articles on photography and the arts to publications such as Eyeline, Photofile, Editions Review, Sydney Morning Herald and more recently The Blue Mountains Gazette

To see some of Carole's work, view

A big thank you to all involved in Grant Douglass' exhibition Verocity to Paint which has just finished this week.  It was very enjoyable to see the amazement on everyone's face as they viewed Grant's work which has been described as intense, detailed, and beautiful.  Congratulations and thanks to the artist.  Looking forward to seeing you at the gallery before Christmas.  Please see the "contact us" section of this site for the Pin Spot opening hours.

Ferocity to Paint

posted 31 Oct 2011, 21:40 by Anna Watts   [ updated 12 Jul 2020, 03:39 ]

Pin Spot is pleased to present the work of Western Sydney artist Grant Douglass.  Ferocity to Paint opens this Saturday 5th November 2011, 3pm to 5pm at the Pin Spot Gallery for Creative Wellbeing, and runs until 2nd December 2011
Grant Douglass lay in an art coma, but finally awoke with ferocity to draw & paint a hidden world - a world that most have no idea about: the life & journey of a “single twin”. After the death of his brother, Grant lost sight of their twinship, so too his art went into a coma. Now, nineteen years later he finds he was given a gift: in seeing death & feeling his twinship torn apart, it also showed him life.
Now Grant’s painted portraits of women celebrate life. Each portrait invites you to look into the eyes - the windows to the soul - because true beauty comes from within. Smaller works on paper celebrate happy days by the sea. All work is for sale.


posted 13 Oct 2011, 21:09 by Anna Watts   [ updated 12 Jul 2020, 03:40 ]

Last night Gerard and I attended an exciting and inspiring event all about WASABE!  No, not the Japanese condiment you put on sushi, but the Western Sydney Awards in Business Excellent.  We made it to the finals!!  Thank you to the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce and their sponsors for such a wonderful opportunity to be uplifted by the achievements of our local business community.  Everything about last night was superb, thanks to interesting speakers, fantastic entertainment by Mike Gerace and his band, and excellent hospitality by Waterview at Bicentennial Park Homebush.  Thank you to everyone involved, particularly Merryn Spencer Creative Broker with Parramatta Council and all the other Pop Up Galleries!  Our current exhibition Waples and Watts has been extended by popular demand until 1st November 2011 - make sure you take the chance to see it! 

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