Bobby Lloyd is a visual artist, UK HCPC registered art therapist, clinical supervisor, writer and lecturer based in London, England. Since the early 1990’s she has worked as an art therapist in child and adolescent mental health, inner city schools and community settings both in the UK and internationally. Under Art Therapy Initiative (ATI) she has co-led projects, consultation, training, writing and research in contexts of political conflict and social upheaval. She has developed a specialist focus on working with groups, refugees, displacement, human rights and social change.
A trustee of 8 years for Art Refuge UK (www.artrefugeuk.org), she became its first CEO in 2016. Since then she has led a team of art therapists in delivering an ongoing arts-based psychosocial project with refugees on the France-UK border and Art Refuge UK’s development as a lead UK charity in the field of art therapy and refugees.
As an artist Bobby has worked on numerous projects and interventions in the public realm and has exhibited in galleries and site-specific settings in the UK and internationally over three decades. Since the early 2000’s and through the privilege of extensive collaborations with other artists, she has also co-led contemporary arts projects based in London within contested communities and those experiencing high levels of social exclusion, formerly through On Site Arts, and from 2010 – early 2018 through the drawing shed.
Bobby teaches in several higher education settings in the UK and further afield, informed by the work and concerns above.