‘Everyone has the ability to explore their ideas, wishes and needs through creative storytelling, and help ourselves to move forward’

Drama therapist and artist Jorine Beck is Dutch and lives and works in Birmingham (UK).

She is an experienced drama therapist, who has worked with children, young people and adults within a wide range of mental health settings. Jorine holds a BA in Arts Therapies (Drama) and a MA in Theatre & Global Development. Jorine is HCPC registered and primarly works with children and young people who have experienced trauma, bereavement of have to deal with major life changes (such as not living with their birth families, going through the asylum process, etc).

Jorine makes art under the name PrettyPolitical and topics include global justice, social justice, feminism and equality. Jorine’s motto is: ‘I love to give people food for thought, without dictating what they should think.’


Resume & Portfolio summary

  • HAN University Prize 2011
  • Research Drama therapy & Assertiveness, publication in Dutch Journal of Arts Therapies
  • Solo Exhibition at Anchor Gallery Digbeth (September-November 2018)
  • Risobook: Weird Science, collaborative exhibition with Holodeck at Artefact, Stirchely (2018)
  • Exhibiting artist ‘Filia100’, Filia Feminist Conference (Manchester, 2018)
  • Exhibiting artist during ‘Decolonise, Not Diversify’, Impact Hub (Digbeth, Birmingham)
  • Exhibition 3x Esscher inspired works (The Blame Game, Your know the Drill, Peace at Gunpoint), Centrala Space (Digbeth, Birmingham)
  • Emerging artist exhibition P Cafe (2015)
  • Multimedia exhibition organiser ‘Political art’ POLIS (Leeds)
  • Publications in magazines Risobook: Weird Science (2018), A5 Zine (2018), Women in History (2017), Slaney Street (2015), The Scribe (2014)
  • BBC purchase of original art work ‘Towers of Babel’ for the film set of the BBC series ‘The Replacement’ (2016)
  • Social justice arts projects including ‘Displacement: Stories of Hope’ (2014/2015) and ‘Neighbours- animation project’ (2016)



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