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Robin Holtom, artist and author

In conversation with Robin Holtom (1)

Local artist, writer and art therapist, Robin Holtom, talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about his background and what inspired him to write his book ‘Perceval’s Quest’, published this year, and recently reviewed in HOT. They discuss some of the psychological and philosophical themes that the book explores and their contemporary relevance.

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Delusions as metaphor: conflict and the middle ground

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver reviews local artist Robin Holtom’s recent book entitled, Perceval’s Quest. This is a commentary on the Victorian gentleman John Perceval’s account of his personal journey through madness. It rekindles questions about the causes and potentially illuminating or creative nature of so-called ‘mental derangement’, and its treatment through the ages.

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