Below are a selected list of my press and media appearances, enjoy!
9 October 2020
National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Art Museum recently teamed up to develop The Care Collection: Caring through the Arts. The Care Collection draws from the collection of both museums to provide a selection of artworks based on seven themes—courage, connection/disconnection, resilience, hope, growth, self-love/self-compassion and being in the present. The curators of The Care Collection for National Gallery Singapore—Lim Shujuan, Goh Sze Ying and Clarissa Chikiamco—interviewed art therapist Dian Handayani from Singapore General Hospital (SGH) through a live video call to learn more about art therapy and the reception of The Care Collection. Dian is the leader of the SingHealth iTHRIVE ARTpreciate programme, which has been using the artworks from the collection to conduct regular art therapy sessions for SingHealth healthcare workers and staff since June 2020.
18 August 2020
Let art relax you: Some museums here have angled offerings on the themes of self-care, mindfulness
29 August 2019
Do you feel exhausted all the time? Do little annoyances anger you easily? Do you no longer find joy in the work that you once loved? If you answered "yes" to these questions then you may be suffering from burnout. Learn about how you can prevent burnout with the self-care activities shared by Dian Handayani, Art Therapist from SGH's Department of Psychology.
10 April 2018
Colour a kid's world - and help him heal through art. Art therapy is gaining popularity here as a form of help for kids undergoing life-changing or difficult experiences.
Through art and cultural exchange platform CausewayEXchange, the Singapore International Foundation brought Singaporean and Malaysian communities together to explore the role of the arts in promoting healing.
28 September 2016
Dian shared about an individual struggling with her physical appearance and how art therapy helped her.
Eating Disorders: Benefits of Art Therapy Dian Handayani, from the Department of Psychiatry, Singapore General Hospital shares how art therapy helps individuals with eating disorder.
12 March 2022
Catch Joe Chan and Dian as they discuss on the topic of young people discovering their sexualities and exhibiting risky behaviours.