Our studio sits on the stolen land of the Wurrundjeri People of the Kulin Nation.
We acknowledge their continuing culture and spiritual practices, and ongoing connection to and care of this land, it's waters, animals, and aboriginal community.
We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.
We acknowledge Aboriginal sovereignty was never ceded.
Creating this Space
Our beautiful art studio was once an empty, neglected and dusty room on top of the Stables Shopping Center which had been untenanted for many many months. In December 2021, right after the end of Melbourne's historically long lockdowns, Alana discovered this space and was in awe of it's beautiful window view of vibrant treetops and perfect size. She started work on transforming it into a her vision of a warm and welcoming Art Therapy studio. A place where people could visit to work alongside an Arts Therapist and feel supported use art and creativity for self-expression, healing and mental health support.
In January 2022, the Yellow Gum Art Therapy Studio opened to offer Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Counselling and Art Therapy Groups and is a home for multiple private practitioner Arts Therapists who work with our diverse community.
Outdoor Forest Therapy programs are also in development.
Now supporting NDIS, private and other funded clients.
A Safe Space for Accessing Arts Therapy
At Yellow Gum Art Therapy Studio, our mission is to create a safe, inviting and accepting environment.
A place for people of all abilities to explore creative self expression. With a focus on using creative processes to promote wellbeing and mental health.
Whether you feel that you can draw or not, you are welcome in this space to discover the benefits of Arts Therapy.
Creativity, Community, Connection
We value the role that art, creativity and connection to nature play in human health and wellbeing.
As Art Therapist's we believe art and creative expression play a vital part in human health and development across the lifespan.
We also value arts in helping to increase visibility, promote inclusivity and increase acceptance for people with disability and others from other minority experience.
We value offering person-centered and neurdiversity-affirming services to our community which is free of judgement and stigma. As a collective of private practitioners, we support those who have disability, chronic illness, complex trauma, those who are neurodivergent, culturally diverse, and LGBTQIA+ including those who are non-binary and gender diverse.
We hope you will stay in touch and support our community to grow.