March 7, 2019 - May 5, 2019Healing Practices begins with the question of healing, and how we can heal. Exploring the relationship between past trauma and the body, representation and memorialisation, the exhibition presents newly commissioned works by Duha Ali, Zaiba Khan, Stanislava Pinchuk, Katie West and Justine Youssef.
Curated by Rachel Ciesla, the exhibition responds to the site of Bundoora Homestead as a space of domicile and restoration, while examining the prevalence of artistic practices that use slow repetition, or meditative practices as a way of thinking through trauma, and engendering empowerment through the creative act.
Combining personal memories with larger global narratives, Healing Practices will bring generational issues of trauma within the historical context of the exhibition site – a psychiatric facility embedded in its colonial roots – and mental health into the contemporary context.
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
Art as Therapy workshop | Details here
This exhibition is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, University of Melbourne, ACP Projects and SSAF.