A Queen’s Award-winning community interest company, ran by interdisciplinary artists providing Art as Medicine to help individuals to overcome trauma, gain confidence and self-esteem and to help manage anxiety, depression and stress. As well as permanently or temporarily update spaces with intriguing, thought-provoking and intricate designs.
Think Art! We are innovators in the creative industry known for our artwork, soundwork and prose that captures the essence of any subject or area.
To children’s places and open spaces, from commercial premises to shopping centres. We transform empty spaces into breath-taking conversation pieces.
Using a combination of materials, genres and mediums; we redefined art. With pop-up art, pop-up performances and pop-up workshops and activities.
Think Therapy! As a community interest company, we use all company profits to provide a holistic package of support for victims of domestic/sexual violence and individuals affected by mild-moderate mental health conditions.
We provide Art as Medicine to help individuals to overcome trauma, gain confidence and self-esteem and to help manage anxiety, depression and stress
ABOUT NINE RED Presents…(CIC)
ART UNDEFINED FULL PORTFOLIO
We began as a DJ and Poet Collaboration, producing Sound with Vision! That is an explosive blend of Sound, Colour and Movement – The true art of storytelling; blending different mediums, encouraging deep listening and profound understanding.
At our core, we are About Art Undefined, Design Refined, Pushing Boundaries and anything Uniquely Defined.
Today NINE RED Presents… (CIC) is a Queen’s Award winning community interest company, ran by interdisciplinary artists that permanently or temporarily update spaces and change people, places and spaces with intriguing, thought-provoking and intricate designs and art medicine.
Debra Knight & Gordon Davis
WHY ART UNDEFINED?
In 2003, we had a vision and created a philosophy, a way of life. Almost 20 years later, our work is still dedicated to that vision. We began as a DJ and Poet Collaboration, producing Sound with Vision! An explosive blend of Sound, Colour and Movement – The true art of storytelling; blending different mediums, encouraging deep listening and profound understanding.
As time went on we had successes and challenges and became inspired by art forms across the world; and began creating art that crosses over genres: Theatre arts and Multimedia performance, Artwork, Soundwork and Prose.
As we grew as an organisation, arts organisations, funders and commercial partners put so much pressure on us to define who we are; build a brand, fit into a box with assigned labels and target a specific audience.
However, the work that we produced crosses so many genres, so many industries we had built a multi-faceted organisation, that just did not fit. Then there is us personally, “Thou Art Controversial” by nature we are maverick.
Our art challenges preconceptions and refuses to be defined by other people’s labels. Our art is used to enable our audiences to see a snapshot into other peoples worlds and to view society from another persons eyes. To see an individual as a whole and not by whatever labels we ascribed them, so the only definition we could have for ourselves would be Art Undefined.
Art Undefined is not a brand, concept or idea, it is who we are and what we do. It is the essence of our nature and the artwork that we produce; born to transcend labels, we are design refined, no labels assigned, uniquely defined, Art Undefined.
Through our commercial work we continue to respond to the needs of our local community and support and enhance the lives of socially disadvantaged groups, including victims of domestic/sexual violence and mental health conditions.. Providing a holistic package of support. So Think Art. Think Therapy, Think Nine Red!
WHAT WE CAN OFFER
ART MEDICINE SERVICES
Think Therapy, science has proven that art heals by changing a person’s physiology and attitude. It can clearly be seen how the body’s physiology changes from one of stress to one of deep relaxation; from one of fear to one of creativity and inspiration.
Art and music put a person in a different brain wave pattern; music and art affect a person’s autonomic nervous system, their hormonal balance and their brain neurotransmitters.
Art and music affect every cell in the body instantly, to create a healing physiology that changes the immune system and blood flow to all the organs.
Music and Art also immediately change a person’s perceptions of their world; by changing attitude, emotional state, and pain perception. Art becomes medicine.
Hence Art Medicine, which creates hope and positivity. Art Medicine helps people cope with difficulties. As a result, Art Medicine transforms a person’s outlook and way of being in the world.
In this way, our projects help individuals recover their natural rhythm and learn to shine again.
For more information on Creative Healing Therapy’s please see scientific studies outlined below.
Bring Out Your Best
There are many more things, between heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy,
Art Medicine is creative practices that promote healing, wellness, coping and personal change. Traditional healing arts include music, art, dance/movement, poetry/writing, and drama therapies. These approaches combine artistic expression with psychological awareness and communication and are led by therapists experienced in both areas.
In the WHO 1946 preamble, health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being rather than merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
This definition purports to tie health outcomes or changes in health as a result of an action. In this case, the connection is between arts participation and the psychosocial and biological manifestations of that connection.
Below we sight scientific studies that provide evidence that engagement with artistic activities, either as an observer of the creative efforts of others or as an initiator of one’s creative efforts, can enhance one’s moods, emotions, and other psychological states as well as have a salient impact on critical physiological factors.
Over the past decade, there has been a significant rise in chronic diseases. Many chronic conditions are associated with psychosocial difficulties, such as depression and chronic stress. Engagement with creative pursuits potentially reduces stress and depression, providing a mechanism to alleviate the burden of chronic disease.
National Center for Biotechnology Information – National Library of Medicine article “Music and the brain: the neuroscience of music and musical appreciation“. “Through music, we can learn much about our human origins and the human brain. Music is a potential therapy method and a means of accessing and stimulating specific cerebral circuits. There is also an association between musical creativity and psychopathology. This paper provides a brief review.”
National Center for Biotechnology Information – National Library of Medicine article “The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health: A Review of Current Literature” – Heather L. Stuckey, DEd and Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH “This review explores the relationship between engagement with the creative arts and health outcomes, specifically the health effects of music engagement, visual arts therapy, movement-based creative expression, and expressive writing. Although there is evidence that art-based interventions are effective in reducing adverse physiological and psychological outcomes.
WE ARE EXPERTS
We develop interior and exterior artwork and performances to become conversation pieces in any setting. Our work has stood out in many industries for its captivating appeal, substance and truth.
Making the most of multiple art genres to compliment any space; we deliver interesting and innovative results, time and time again.
All of our artists have decades of experience in their individual craft, as both artists and art therapists. So when you Think Art! or Think Therapy, Think Nine Red!
NINE RED Presents…(CIC) has been and continues to be created with the help of many different people and companies from across the world.
Our customers help fund our charitable work and improve lives.
To each and everyone of you we say Thank You! We appreciate you.