Thursday 18 January 2024
Liminal Gallery, Platform (Stand P2)

Olivia Strange has invited fellow witch and Wiccan High Priestess Tree Carr to hold a healing ritual in the Liminal Gallery stand – all visitors to the fair are warmly invited to join us in this magical gathering. 

Strange’s work engages with the mythological and historical persecution of powerful womxn (dating back to the medieval witch trials) and seeks to rewrite these stories though a queer feminist lense. Often referencing witches and the demonification of these wise womxn, the work speaks to the systemic silencing of communities that are perceived as ‘different’ and therefore a ‘threat’.  

Olivia and Tree are inviting visitors to join them in a healing circle in the stand where they will be casting a spell to send love, healing and acceptance into the world to help heal some of this generational trauma of the ‘witch wound’ and bring freedom to all humans on this planet currently suffering oppression. 

This event is free to attend – all welcome 

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Olivia Strange‘s multi-disciplinary practice spanning sculpture, painting, installation, moving image and poetry, is characterised by a layered narrative and highly visceral aesthetic. The work is concerned with disarming patriarchal descriptors via exploration of her Italian roots and draws on themes of Greco-Roman mythology, the female body & jouissance to portray an empowering image of queer female subjectivity.

Since graduating with Distinction from Chelsea College of Art- MA Fine Art (2017) having received the Vice Chancellor Scholarship, Strange has exhibited at Annka Kulty’s Gallery presenting an ambitious large scale immersive installation as part of the inaugural Cacotopia show, Southwark Park Galleries, Liminal Gallery, Every Woman Biennial and Basis Projektraum.

Strange has been selected for the 2021 cohort of the SPACE Studios X London Creative Network Artist Development Programme and the Ellipsis Prints 2021 Commissioning Project. Most recently, Strange is a shortlisted artist selected to receive the prestigious Ingram Collection Purchase Prize 2021.

Strange lives and works in East London.

Tree Carr is a published author and TEDx speaker who works in the field of Transpersonal Psychology with a focus on dreams, death, altered states of consciousness and psychedelic assisted therapy. She holds a professional certificate in Psychedelics, Altered States & Transpersonal Psychology with the Alef Trust and is a CPD Crossfields Institute Certified Death Doula. An intersectional High Priestess Witch and master of Wicca, Tree has studied at the world-renowned Arthur Findlay College of Psychic Science, is a faculty member at The Magickal Path School of Witchcraft and a teacher at the acclaimed College of Psychic Studies in London, UK.

As a Psychedelic Therapist, Tree currently guides people through integration sessions to help them make sense of their psychedelic experiences, address any challenging emotions or thoughts that may have emerged, and apply the insights gained to personal growth, mental well-being, and behavioural changes. With a focus on intuitive inquiry, storytelling, mind mapping, meditation, art therapy and creative expression, Tree’s person centred approach to working with unconscious material in her clients, helps to bring them into cohesive wholeness after an ego dissolving psychedelic experience.

In her role as a transpersonal Dreaming Guide, Tree helps those seeking to activate, explore and further understand their dream realms by cultivating a bespoke daily dreaming practise. Her workshops, courses and retreats have ventured from London throughout the UK, Europe, Canada and USA. She is also booked for one on one dreaming guidance where the session delves into dream interpretation, meditations, rescripting of recurring dreams and methods for lucid dreaming. Tree works closely with oneirogens ( dreaming plants and herbs) as part of her conscious dreaming practise and facilitates workshops and retreats to connect people more deeply into their dream-work vis-a -vis the world of plants and herbs.

Her work as a Death Doula involves helping people spiritually, emotionally, existentially and practically at the end of their lives. Tree holds the space for healing, peace, grief support and compassion during the profound and sacred time of death and dying. As a published author, her book ‘DREAMS: How to Connect With Your Dreams to Enrich Your Life’, was released in 2018 with Octopus Publishing. Her second book ‘‘Conscious Dreamer’’ published in 2021 by Quarto Publishing Group, guides the reader through 30 days of capturing dreams for creative practise. Her third book “The Artists’ Oracle” which captured the dreams of 30 artists in the form of an Oracle deck saw publication in 2021 with White Crypt. Her latest book “A Spell a Day’ was internationally released June 2023 with Watkins Publishing. A Wiccan High Priestess, Tree facilitates coven circles, moon rituals, Pagan Sabats, Hand- fastings, Funerals and baby naming ceremonies. She also facilitates healing sessions and Tarot sessions. As a writer, Tree is a regular esoteric columnist at Woman&Home magazine and has also contributed to The Wild Alchemy Journal. Tree has been featured in a wide variety of press, TV and news outlets including: Sky History Channel, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The New York Times, ES Magazine, Stylist Magazine, Grazia, VICE, Daily Star and Express Her clients and collaborations include: The Freud Museum London, Virgin Media, The Psychedelic Society, Presencing Institute, Awake Academy and Guerilla Science. Born in 1972, Tree has explored the zones of spirituality and consciousness since she was a child. Tree is skilled in divinatory guidance: The Tarot and Astrology and has facilitated readings, rituals, classes and courses spanning a wide variety of esoteric subjects. As a Tarot scholar, Tree has taught masterclasses on the Rider-Waite-Smith Deck since 2016.