Western Bank Library Exhibition: The Power of Creativeness Champernowne, Withymead, Jung

POD exhibition

Event details

23 Jan to 25 June 2023
Monday—Friday 9am to 7pm. Saturday—Sunday 12pm to 6pm
Western Bank Library Exhibition space
Free, no booking required.


The Special Collections, Heritage, and Archives Team work with our academics and communities to create a dynamic, accessible and engaging exhibition programme to showcase our unique and fascinating collections.

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.


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