JULY 2011 – Melburnin’ by Courtney Symes

Art has a healing quality that allows us to communicate our feelings and ultimately assist us in coping with various situations. Our relationships with the world around us, which encompass other people, our surrounding environment, and even our health, are just a few of the many catalysts that can prompt artistic responses. As a viewer, it is often rewarding to learn that the art we enjoy has had a cathartic effect on the artist as well. Exhibitions such as the Cancer Council Arts Awards and Libby Byrne’s Vision over Visibility are two excellent examples of how artists have employed art to recover from adverse health problems. Embark on a healing journey with us this month as we celebrate these artists’ roads to recovery, as well as other goings-on around Melbourne. Read more…

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