Self expression through art
ART is regularly used as a way to channel and better understand what goes on inside oneself.
Following that theme, the Expressions of Growth exhibition will open in Fremantle tomorrow, with a collection of art created by a group of eight people showing their growth and mental wellbeing through counselling.
Counselling psychotherapist and curator Rosie Smith said putting together the exhibition was a creative journey for the group of people undergoing psychological change.
“As these people have been able to work with their challenges and uncover new ways of being, so too their creativity has been uncovered and the result is their amazing artwork,” she said.
“Being a participant in the exhibition is an extremely therapeutic action for these people as it is another step on the journey of being who they are.
“Many people will say that it is the act of producing art along with this state of mind that is so beneficial to the person and it is, in effect, an active meditation.”
The exhibition is at Wild Twig Studios from September 10 to 24.
Sandra Squires, director Carol Hazel and counsellor Rosie Smith.