Exploring the role of creativity in the mental health recovery process is a key theme of a new exhibit at the Windsor Community Precinct at Riverside.
The artist, Carol-Anne Morrison takes locally sourced wool and other fabrics and creates brightly coloured clothing.
Her exhibit, curated by the West Tamar Arts Group, looks at mental health and the impact that creativity can have on the recovery journey when someone’s mental health is suffering.
“Unmedicated and Unsupervised is a bit tongue in cheek, but then again a serious thing about good mental health,” she said.
“The type of crafts I teach and encourage people to take up form a large part of recovery for that good mental health.”
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Ms Morrison’s passion of working with wool came from growing up in a family that placed a heavy emphasis on crafting, but she said she was aware her creations would not appeal to everyone.
“I find it character building that you can have an exhibition like this and people come in and go ‘oh I like it but I’d never wear it’,” she said.
Fionna Teys, of Gravelly Beach, said she loved the textures and the colours each piece contained and enjoyed the use of local products.
“It’s way out and you just think, ‘I just need an occasion to wear these great things’,” she said.
The exhibition is free and accessible to all. Unmedicated and Unsupervised started on August 31 and will run until the end of September.