In this section of our website you can find out how to order your copy of our official publication ‘Art as Healing’ and explore a series of Adamson related publications.
Art as Healing: Adamson’s and Timlin’s book, “Art as Healing” won MIND Book of Year award in 1985. It is a major text on art as therapy, and the Adamson Collection, but have been out of print since 1991. In 2014 Adamson Collection Trust reprinted “Art as Healing” in a limited facsimile edition of 2000 copies.
At £25 inc p&p, it is currently available from email@example.com
Ladybeard Magazine: Dr David O’Flynn, Chair of the Adamson Collection Trust writes Private Intentions: The story behind the Adamson Collection for Ladybeard Magazine’s ‘Mind’ Edition. Download: Private Intentions – David O’Flynn (pdf)
‘On the Inside of Outsider Art’: An event that took place as part of the Bethlem Salon Series. The series brings together artists, academics and clinicians to discuss themes that offer a unique insight into art production on the site of the psychiatric hospital. Dr David O’Flynn contributes – on the inside of outsider art (pdf)
Raw Vision: A chance re-discovery in the Adamson archives saw the entire life’s expression of one inmate realised in a handful of works. JJ Beegan: Raw Vision Article, by Dr David O’Flynn (pdf)
Raw Vision: David O’Flynn considers the life of Edward Adamson a collector and pioneer of Art Therapy Art as Healing, Edward Adamson (pdf. large file 59mb)
Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine: Anna Ostrowska (2015) The Adamson Collection: illustrations of mental illness or a testament to spontaneous artistic expression? Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine (pdf)
The American Journal of Psychiatry: Laura Seftel (1987) A conversation with Edward Adamson (pdf)
British art therapy pioneer Edward Adamson: a non-interventionist approach: British art therapy pioneer by Susan Hogan (PDF)
Edward Adamson Wikipedia Edward Adamson Wiki Sept 16 (pdf)