Depth of Field – Artist Talk

November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Bunker Gallery (inside Team Digital)
5 Coolgardie Terrace
Perth WA 6000
(08) 9328 3377

Join Steve Wise in the Bunker Gallery as he speaks about the collaborative approach surrounding these 12 creative portraits and the background to the Research Project that they will play a significant part in. You’ll be invited to spend some time in the exhibition and build your own narrative around each portrait – prior to hearing some of the powerful stories behind these brave Mental Health Consumer and Research Project Team visual narratives – perhaps recognising shifts in assumption and lifting some of the stigma surround Mental Health in the process…

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.


Tickets are free but limited to a maximum of 40, so be sure to secure your place ASAP.

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