The Power of Creativeness - Western Bank Library exhibition

Explore the archive of Irene Champernowne, donated to our Special Collections by The Champernowne Trust.

Video of Prof. Brendan Stone introducing The Power of Creativeness

Monday 23rd January - Sunday 25th June 2023

Free Entry

Irene Champernowne (1901-1976) was a leading psychotherapist in the UK, who pioneered the integrating power of creativeness to improve mental health and whose vision was to make psychotherapy available to all.  Influenced by Carl Jung’s psychoanalytic theories, Champernowne pioneered art therapy as a source of treatment, which is still used in today’s therapeutic practices.  

This exhibition tells the story of Champernowne’s journey, the stories of communities and the people who supported and influenced her, and the ongoing legacy of her work through current and new creativity.

Highlighting some of Champernowne’s archive, donated by The Champernowne Trust, a charity who continue holding events and workshops, influenced by the powerful creative legacy, which Champernowne has left.

Professor Brendan Stone from the School of English introduces the exhibition in this short video. To view it, please click here

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