Octavia Beazley

Octavia Beazley

Mental Health FacilitatorLondon, United Kingdom
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Octavia Beazley

Octavia Beazley

Mental Health FacilitatorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
With a strong passion for the arts and wellbeing, combined with platforming underrepresented and marginalised groups, I have facilitated/produced a diverse range of creative projects with a focus on emerging talent, multi-disciplinary art/music and interactive innovation and healing, collaborating on exhibitions, workshops and events with a wide range of like-minded organisations and institutions.
  • pre-emptress presents: life balm
    pre-emptress presents: life balmeclectic radio show, showcasing music from the spectrum of sound including tenderfoot artists in various capacities. broadcast friday 8-10pm every 4 weeks on www.threadsradio.com archived here https://www.mixcloud.com/ThreadsRadio/ next show: 25/10
  • The Glow Hole
    The Glow HoleThe Glow Hole is a unique transient mark making art experience. The Glow Hole invites the audience to actively participate as an artist and engage with the luminous circular canvas with UV activated pens to create temporal pieces of art.
  • Digital Arts
  • Visual Art
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Teaching Facilitation
  • Public Health
  • Art Education
  • Charity Work
  • Enterpreneurship
  • Music Composition
  • Music Artwork
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    Goldsmiths, University of London logo
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Psychosocial StudiesGoldsmiths, University of London
     - London, United Kingdom
    ♢ Multidisciplinary degree (BA Hons) integrating psychology and sociology, as well as, evidence-based research within clinical work, psychological, psychoanalytical and expressive therapies and mental health. ♢ The psychosocial framework coincided with an emphasis on expressive therapies provided an understanding of the self, psyche and and society in a variety of settings (educational, therapeutic), including environments that engage with vulnerable and marginalised individuals and groups. ♢ The expressive components equipped me with a range of transferrable skills in reflexive observation and writing, somatic and creative expression as a tool for mental health. ♢ Additionally furthering knowledge and skills within qualitative and quantitative analytical research, data handling and interpretation (SPSS), critical evaluation, report writing, presentation and IT literacy. ♢ Activities: Volunteered 300 + hours for an educational mental health social enterprise charity and created welfare protocols for an annual autonomous art exhibition.
    Diploma Art and DesignAra Institute of Technology
     - Christchurch, New Zealand
    ♢ Enhanced creative skills and established myself as an arts practitioner. ♢ Developed technical and cognitive skills required as an artist and designer. ♢ Gained core skills in areas such as drawing, printmaking and sculpture in a range of materials. Additionally, furthering familiarity with using computers for creative work using Adobe Creative Suite software. ♢ Studied art history alongside the background in the socio-cultural history of creative practices, insights into contemporary professional ethics and bi-cultural issues (Māori/white European New Zealand). ♢ Activities: Volunteered 100+ as a tattoo apprentice in a tattoo studio
    BronzeThe Duke of Edinburgh Award
    Skill - developing existing talents or trying something new. (Piano and Singing) Volunteering - helping someone, your community or the environment. (Carer for Elderly at Elmslie Care Home) Physical - becoming fitter through sport, dance or fitness activities. (Dancing: participated in Stage Challenge Dunedin, NZ) Expedition - planning, training for and completing an adventurous journey. (Trekked The Caples and Greenstone Track in Queenstown, NZ)