Art As Catharsis

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Friday 4 October , 3:00 pm – 4.00pm

The Lock-Up 90 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia
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Art presents an opportunity for us to make sense of our existence, cement our identity and process personal experiences of trauma and grief. Artists with lived experiences of mental health issues, in particular, can find making work about their personal struggles to be incredibly cathartic and a tool for recovery.

But can having an art practice informed by traumatic experiences and distressing subject matter sometimes result in the artist over-identifying with these constructs? Can the emotional labour involved in making such personal work become detrimental to the artist’s wellbeing?

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The Lock-Up
90 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

The Lock-Up

90 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

The Lock-Up is an accessible venue with ramp or steps entrance. Accessible toilet available. Reserved parking is available on the other side of Hunter Street outside Westpac. Note that some areas of the venue have low light, uneven flooring and narrow walkways.

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