Frame of Mind: Mental health and the arts

Frame of Mind: Mental health and the arts

A National Art School Arts and Health Program

The National Art School (NAS) and Edith Cowan University (ECU) have joined forces to create Frame of Mind: Mental health and the arts, generously supported by the Minderoo Foundation.

Presented over June and July in 2021, this public program series draws in artists and experts from Western Australia and New South Wales to explore the mental health challenges faced by artists, and the ways artists engage with themes of mental health within their work.

The program features a symposium, an exhibition, artist talks, panel discussions, a publication, a student collaboration and a vlogcast series. Delivered across both states, the program content will be livestreamed and posted to this site, to support cross pollination of ideas across geographic divides.

Through collaborative conversation the outputs of this diverse program will prompt crucial reflection and discussion around mental health in the arts sector, and the importance of the arts to the mental health and wellbeing of all Australians.

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