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MENTAL illness is not something to whisper about.
The talents of young Wingecarribee residents who live with mental illness will be on display in art exhibition, ‘See Me Hear Me’.
Benevolent Society See Me Hear Me manager Anne Maree O’Neill said this year’s exhibition featured “stunning” works by new and veteran artists.
“Our hope is that visitors gain a greater understanding of their fellow local residents who live with mental illness,” she said.
The exhibition will feature the work of local artist Niree Kraushaar.
She has suffered from a variety of mental health conditions since the age of 12.
“The art therapy workshops have been invaluable to myself and my co-artist,” said Niree.
“They have really helped the wellbeing of those that attended and no-one was ready for them to end.”
Niree is extremely positive about the benefits of art.
“Art provides a wonderful outlet for people with mental illness in expressing their reality.”
See Me, Hear Me project worker Michelle Brown said it could be confronting to come out publicly as an artist living with mental illness.
“But many participants have found it empowering to share their stories, vision and experience through art,” she said.
The See Me Hear Me exhibition opens on Tuesday, May 10 at 2pm at the Wingecarribee Shire Council Chambers in Moss Vale and will run until May 26.
For more information contact Michelle Brown on 0439 501 225 or [email protected]论坛
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