7-15 October 2023
Celebrating National Mental Health Week
on the Surf Coast

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IMMERSION IN NATURE Art Exhibition Launch

12 - 22 October 2023
Friday October 13, 2023
  •  5:30pm
  to 8:00pm
Cost: Exhibition Registration $10 | Exhibition Entry: Free
Location Hoop Gallery
Address: 77 Beach Rd, Torquay VIC 3228
Registrations close tonight! (25th September) We can't wait to see what our wonderful artists have created for the theme of 'Immersion in Nature'!

We accept the following types of artwork at this year's exhibition:
- 2D pieces (dimensions: maximum 60cm x 60cm)
- Sculptures

Important Dates:
Exhibition Launch
13 October 2023 | 5:30pm

Exhibition Dates
12-22 October 2023 | 10am-4pm

Bump in: 10-11 October 2023 - Please arrange for works to be dropped off by another person and clearly labeled on the back
Bump out: 22-23 October 2023

2023 Art Exhibition Theme: IMMERSION IN NATURE

Nature is pure, true to itself, solid and although forever changing, never ceases to be. It can be harsh, nurturing, create calm and unrest. It truly has it’s own soul that touches us all. Richard Louv, (author of “Last child in the woods”), exposes nature as the foundation of imagination, innovation, autonomy, decision making, analysis and most importantly safety, mindfulness and play.

Nature creates its own ecosystem where each part, including humans, must rely on others to exist and survive. We look forward to seeing our wonderful artists interpretation of “Immersion in Nature”, what truly brings joy and encapsulates their connection to nature in an expressive and creative way.

Our annual exhibition has seen artists impacted by Mental Illness express thoughts and insight into their individual recovery, wellbeing and therapy. It has also helped artists open up, change and grow through the experience of exhibiting, connecting with others of lived experience or family and friends, and having their work affirmed by the public and wider audience. The conversation has always been open, educational and comforting in this very welcoming and safe space.

Many of those who are impacted by Mental Illness utilise art as a tool for expression, wellbeing and therapy. Individual recovery is our journey and often mediums such as Art and other creative forms help people grow and change in this process.

You can also check out our previous exhibitions on our YouTube Channel.
Call Organiser: 0439 610 394

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