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Create 6: IWAMHS

18 March 2022 - 3 April 2022

Curator: Inner West Area Mental Health Service


Location: Boadle Hall

Create is an annual exhibition by a collective of artists associated with the Inner West Area Mental Health Service, and now in its sixth year at Boadle Hall. The exhibition aims to make use of the expansive potential of art to showcase the talent, perspective, and stories of emerging local artists with lived experiences of mental illness and disability.

The annual event seeks to encourage empathy in the wider community regarding the challenges faced by artists experiencing mental illness, and by the same token, demonstrate the inherent strength, ability, and resilience of the Create collective.

Through the exhibition, artists are able to hone their artistic talents for both therapeutic and vocational purposes to engender a sense of ongoing pride, achievement, and purpose.

Inner West Area Mental Health Service (IWAMHS) aims to facilitate holistic clinical mental health treatment for those living within the Moonee Valley and Melbourne city council area.