DEEP SHELTER empathy and nature

Here is a preview of the work being carried out by Deep Shelter where artwork, nature and sensory exploration is being combined in a formative therapy for people facing serious illness.

“Deep Shelter is an ongoing artistic process that started off with the creation of audio-visual work that serves as empathic trigger. The work is based on the illness/trauma experience using nature as metaphor.

This led to a 3 year artist residency in Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre (SAMOC), Mater Dei Hospital, Malta for artist Pamela Baldacchino. Here she is researching the value of Deep Shelter together with Dr. Benna Chase, Principal Pyschologist at SAMOC. The residency also focuses on collaboration with staff so as to help create a ‘holding’ environment through art donations, artist workshops for site-relevant work using a design thinking approach. Together with Marika Fleri, National Cancer Platform Co-ordinator we also worked to create SIX, a workshop series that allows the patient to experience connection through the senses. “


Author: timlewis77

Working as a sound recordist, camera operator, video editor, photographer, production manager and writer, Tim Lewis produces documentary films for a wide range of international charities, government agencies and the arts sector. His experience as a freelancer also includes broadcast and corporate pieces, ranging from glossy celebrity portraits, small art promos and channel idents, to feature length documentaries for clients such as the BBC, Nat Geo, Discovery and Sky. His work has taken him to many difficult and challenging locations. Filming semi nomadic communities in the rainforests of Borneo, interviewing refugees on the Thai-Burma border, following civil rights campaigners through war torn Liberia and the Congo or climbing volcanoes and glaciers in Iceland. He is a co-director at Handcrafted Films Ltd. blog -

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