Local, interstate and international artists who experience mental health and emotional distress, develop and perform experimental artwork.
FOOLS’ GOLD – An experimental 45-minute live art and poetry performance around issues of mental health and well-being, followed by an artist Q&A
Art Gallery NSW, Saturday 5th August
CREATE RECIPROCAL UNDERSTANDING IN PSYCHIATRY
A conversation with service users and health care professionals working in mental health.
The Hatchery, UTS, 4th August
Workshops for writers who identify as experiencing mental health issues –
WRITE TO EMBODY ALTERNATIVE STATES OF MIND,
Art Gallery NSW, 2 August
RECLAMATION – WRITING A LETTER TO THE FUTURE,
The Glass House, State Library, 3 August
Sydney is a vibrant, dynamic and diverse city, yet people with mental health issues often find themselves marginalised.
Fools’ Gold artists will challenge stigma and encourage respectful, critical conversations around mental health and well-being. This is an experimental, pilot project that will develop into a larger, ongoing national and international collaboration between artists, universities and the mental-health-care sector. Your donations contribute to the making of high-quality art, and a more equal and inclusive society.
To find out more about our artists and the project : http://www.outlandisharts.net.au/
Donations will contribute to payment of our artists’ fees, return airfares for three interstate artists, five days accommodation for three interstate artists, food and local transport. We will pay for event marketing and promotions, and editing costs for a 15 minute film of Ken Canning.
Artwork by Colin Hambrook