Healing Practices explores contemporary art’s relationship to the compensatory and coping mechanisms borne in response to trauma. For the exhibiting artists, the artistic process serves as a form of empowerment, a means of working through social inequalities and their associated trauma.
Curated by Rachel Ciesla, Healing Practices uses the site of Bundoora Homestead – formerly a psychiatric facility and repatriation hospital – as a platform to examine Australia’s attitude toward, and treatment of mental health. Combining personal memories and local narratives, the exhibition explores the notion of art making as a healing practice or an act of self-care.
Featured artists: Duha Ali, Justine Youssef, Stanislava Pinchuk and Katie West.
Curator’s Mentor: Emily Cormack
Join Guest Speaker Kelly Gellatly, Director, Ian Potter Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of Healing Practices.
WHEN Saturday 16 March | 2-4pm
7 March - 5 May, 2019
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, 7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora