Mental Health & Wellbeing Month
Piece of Mind | Pop Up Exhibition
In conjunction with mental health month, Piece of Mind, is an outdoor exhibition of reflections on mental health and lived experiences of mental illness. The group show activates a public space through performance, installation and participatory art, creating an area of reflection, understanding and articulation of things that are often difficult to express.
Playing with the idiom ‘peace of mind’ the exhibition brings forth a group of artist reflections on mental illness in both immediate and subtle ways. Each artwork in the space captures a fragment of experience, whether it be through an intimate recollection or a more political social commentary.
Curated by UNSW Art & Design students Jennifer Brady and Yanchen Li, as part of Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios' Internship Program. Combining skills of a Masters of Curating and Cultural Leadership student, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours student, the event is experimental and collaborative in artistic approach.
Exhibition: 24-31 October
Opening Night: Wednesday 24 October, 6-8PM
Found Inspirations, Stitch Play and Grandparents and grandchildren ceramic workshop
Addressing the importance of mental health and well being, we have rolled out a program for Mental Health Month.
Found Inspirations, led by Anne Buckingham is a mindful making workshop (18 October) including a walk and collecting objects; Rhonda Pryor's Stitch-Play Linen Runner is a World Mental Health Day and Sydney Craft Week mindful stitching event (10 October). Kara Pryor's Grandparents and Grandchildren's workshop (20 October) fosters intergenerational relations and is a celebration of Grandparents' Day. All three workshops are generously supported by Lane Cove Council.
For further information, please refer to the Mental Health & Wellbeing Program page and for bookings, please call the gallery on (02) 9428 4898.
VIEW FROM WITHIN
Pop-Up Exhibition by Participants
of the Arts on Prescription Workshop Program
Views from Within is a pop-up exhibition of two-dimensional works created by participants of a 10 week visual arts workshop program.
Led by HammondCare's professional artist, participants have, over the course of the program, explored various painting and drawing techniques in a relaxing, supportive environment. Whilst the workshops encouraged personal expressions through art, the exhibition provides participants an avenue to communicate what would otherwise remain unknown and unspoken.
This exhibition is an outcome of the workshop program supported by Royal North Shore hospital's Older People's Mental Health unit in partnership with Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios and HammondCare.
Exhibition: 29-30 October