About Josh Tan

Josh is an art psychotherapist and multi-disciplinary art-maker based in Singapore, with a diverse, cross-cultural experience working with people using creative arts, including individuals with special needs.

Trained in MA Art Therapy in the United Kingdom, Josh has worked in mental health settings across England’s National Health Service (NHS) and Singapore, providing individual art therapy for children, teenagers and adults with a wide range of backgrounds, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, disrupted attachment, psychosis, OCD, ASD and ADHD.

An adult Third Culture Kid (TCK) who spent his early childhood moving across South East Asia and attending international elementary school, Josh works predominantly with text and tactile media in his art, making use of haptic perception and somatic processing to explore the inter-cultural themes of loss, identity and belonging.

Josh is passionate about the multi-cultural experience and making art accessible to all ages and abilities, and is a two-time TEDx speaker.

He is a professional member of the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association (ANZACATA), the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT), and is a registered art therapist with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), the UK’s main healthcare regulatory body.

Recent Media

Recent Exhibitions

  • Solo Exhibition: (UN)CERTAINTY (2021), SainouSpace, Singapore
  • Group Show: to feel our selves again (2021), PaperWork, National Design Centre, Singapore
  • Solo Showcase:Everything Must Go __” (2021), dblspce, Singapore
  • Open Studio: lost in transition (2021), Hearth 2.0, Art Outreach, Singapore
  • Group Show: Beyond Words (2020), University of Derby, UK
  • Group Show: Mark-Making (2020), City Arts, Nottingham, UK
  • Speaker: TEDxUniversityofDerby (2019), UK