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Exhibition: Depth of Field- by Steve Wise

12th November to 4th December Please call to check on gallery opening hours.

What is Depth of Field?

Depth of Field is a growing body of Health Humanities research that uses art (photography, MRI and fine art, music, literature and patient narratives) for widespread use in health professions education. Depth of Field: Exploring Minds, Hearts & Voice consists of a series of powerful visual narratives co-produced with 6 WA mental health consumers and their family members as they recount the honest and raw reality of what life is really like living and recovering from mental health issues.

These visual narratives will be used in a strength-based, consumer-driven reflective learning resource that honours and legitimises consumers as experts of their own lives and recovery experiences. The resource aims to stimulate a multitude of learning opportunities that are embodied in different, innovative teaching methodologies (photo-elicitation, role play, verbatim theatre, mind maps, visual thinking strategies and reflective questioning prompts) to surface unconscious stigma, inspire questioning and in-depth discussions and teach current and future healthcare professionals to listen for stories of strength and possibility. Integrating co-produced resources into health workforce education has the potential to challenge and transform traditional, hierarchical health care relationships and refocus our lens to holistic, recovery centred models of mental health care.

On the 21st November at 6.00pm will be conducting an Artist Talk. Steve will take us through the thought processes behind these amazing images.

Our thanks to everyone involved in the exhibition. Special thanks to our print partner Epson.