Arts + Health/Culture + Wellbeing

Residencies were a cornerstone for my creative practice in the 90s, involving mostly figurative works, both two-dimensional and sculptural. Arts residencies with health services in Toowoomba, Cairns and Brisbane, Queensland, were concerned with taking art outside of traditional gallery context and embracing a new kind of audience and engagement. In collaboration with Sally Clifford in 1997 I founded the then Australian Network for Arts and Health. Art works shown here were outcomes of these residencies and part of exhibitions at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery and Metro Arts in Brisbane in the 1990s. These images worked to make visible the experience of  schizophrenia and profound physical and intellectual disability.