The Regenerative Practitioner (Regenesis), BA (Psychology at Canterbury University), MA AT (Arts Therapy – Clinical at Whitecliffe College)
Lucy-Mary was an arts therapist before training as a regenerative practitioner with the Regenesis Institute. She now works in the field of regenerative development as a core collaborator with Caroline Robinson in Cabal (cabal.co.nz), in the role of pattern tracker / researcher, creative designer, and regenerative resourcer / facilitator. Also working alongside Pennie Chang, Ursula Griffen, Kathryn Tulloch, Fraser Bruce, Steph Batts, Sadra Saffari, learning from Bill Reed, Ben Haggard and Pamela Mang.
Born in Auckland, raised in the UK (Stroud) and rural North Canterbury (Cust and Rangiora). Ancestral connections to Newcastle and West Midlands in the UK, county Cork in Ireland, plus a hint of Swedish.
FOUNDER + ARTS THERAPIST / ‘APTE’
6 years of developing a charity with Anna-Michele Hantler to take arts and play therapy in primary schools in New Zealand, supporting the social and emotional development of children with a history of trauma or in emotional distress. Closely collaborating with staff at Park Estate School, Papakura, Gretchen Bennett (SENCO) and Justine Spring-Rice (Social worker). apte.org.nz
PRESENTER / ‘ST PAUL ST GALLERY – AUT – CURATORIAL SYMPOSIUM’ (2019)
Co-facilitating workshops with fellow regenerative practitioner Taarati Taiaroa exploring the foundations and philosophies of regenerative development.
ARTS THERAPIST / ‘HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL’
Working as a therapist with children in emotional distress or with a trauma history. Thanks in large part to the enormous support and advocacy by principal Peta Lindstrom.
UNSEEN, UNSAID SERIES / ‘BASEMENT THEATRE’
Panel guest with Karin McCracken, Zech Soakai & Uther Dean discussing the boundaries of personal storytelling and how to keep artists and audience safe.
CHILDREN TALK ABOUT / ‘AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL’ (2018)
Collaboration with documentary theatre maker Alice Canton for Auckland Arts Festival – Whanau.
FILM CONSULTATION (2018)
Consultation with Anna Nuria Francino on her upcoming feature film.
WELLBEING PROGRAM / ‘ST CUTHBERT’S COLLEGE’
Working alongside the head of Global Citizenship Libby Giles studies and school councillor Jill Morrison to develop and deliver a wellbeing program for year 11 students.
WELLBEING EVENTS / ‘CORNWALL PARK’
Working alongside a forest guide Yaki Wo and horticulture therapist Anneka Thom to design and deliver wellbeing workshops.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT + MINDFULNESS EDUCATOR + TEACHER TRAINER / ‘MINDFULNESS EDUCATION GROUP’
Working for Natasha and Grant Rix teaching the Pause-Breath-Smile program in schools across Auckland, developing new curriculum material for ECEs and travelling nationwide to train school staff and teachers in Pause-Breath-Smile delivery.
CO-FOUNDER + WELLBEING LEAD / ‘THE OPEN FORT’
4 years of developing a business with Toby Falconer and Bhavesh Bhuthadia. Designing interactive, arts and play based events and engagements for placemaking and education (for Auckland Council, Panuku, HLC). Working alongside Angela Hicks, as well the Angela Castles and the other heroes at Talking Trash Manurewa.
ARTIST / ‘TIFFANY SINGH’ & ‘ROBERT GEORGE’
Creating a performance art piece for the opening of one of Tiffany Singh‘s work at the Auckland Art Gallery, and then collaborating with both Tiffany and Robert George to create a video art piece as part of Tiffany’s McCahon residency.
ARTS THERAPIST / ‘KIDS COMPANY’ (Bristol, UK)
Working as an arts therapist in a multi-disciplinary team in Bristol high schools.
ARTS THERAPIST / ‘ART THERAPY CONNECTION’ (Chicago, USA)
Working as an arts therapist with children and teens in Chicago public schools. (Made possible by an AMP Scholarship)
ARTS + DANCE THERAPIST / ‘DTNZ’
Mentored by Anaia Treefoot and then working as an arts + dance therapist with children and teens with ASD and attachment disorders. Working alongside fellow therapists Jacquelyn Wan, Anne Hurst and Yohanna Hood.
CO-AUTHOR / ‘ARTS THERAPISTS IN MULTIDISCIPLINARY SETTINGS’
Collaborating with Anaia Treefoot to write a case study / chapter. Made possible by the the wonderful Caroline Miller, editor. The story of this work was also presented at the ANZATA conference in 2013.
ASSISTANT ARTS THERAPIST / ‘ANGLICAN TRUST FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN’
Assisting lead arts therapist Janet McLeod in group therapy sessions with young mothers.
“I met with Lucy-Mary because I knew, without a doubt, that one of my characters had to be an art therapist. What I didn’t know was how much chatting to an art therapist would end up benefiting my screenplay overall. Seeing my characters through Lucy-Mary’s experienced eyes – listening to her take on their unique troubles and relationships – it sent me down paths I’d never even considered before. I can’t imagine a time when having coffee with her wouldn’t be beneficial to any of my future projects.” – Anna Nuria Francino (Screenwriter)
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with one of the most patient, kind and thoughtful people in the world, in a collaboration that showcased her masterful skills in connecting people, feelings, and art-making. It has been so enriching to work alongside Lucy-Mary Mulholland in White_mess‘ Whānui: Children Talk About as a part of Auckland Arts Festival. Looking forward to seeing where it goes next.” – Alice Canton (Artistic Director, White_mess)