Art and mental health 

Cover of Anxiety

Every Australian artist should be reading Artlink and supporting what this journal represents – well-researched and cutting-edge writing on Australian art now.

Michael Florrimell
Artist at Polymedia

Current Issue | Issue 37:3 | September 2017

Guest editor: Jill Bennett is Director of The Big Anxiety and Director of the National Institute for Experimental Arts at UNSW Sydney. She has co-created many arts projects, exploring areas such as trauma, memory loss and subjective experience.

This edition has been commissioned in association with The Big Anxiety Festival in Sydney to explore themes of anxiety, fear, stress and mental health from a range of cultural and neuro-diverse perspectives. Commissioned essays, artist and project profiles forefront current practices and trends in the visual arts and related disciplines as a therapeutic, creative and intellectual response to living in a state of anxiety.


(Detail) Landscape of the Mind, 2017, installation view, Campbell's Cove Sydney. Project lead: Katherine Boydell, Black Dog Institute. Design: Natalie Robinson and Amigo & Amigo. Photo: Natalie Robinson

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