Is art good for our mental health?
The Lancet Psychiatry Panel
Do artists have unique insight into the life of the mind and the experience of anxiety? Can art enable us to see and feel the experience of others? And does art make us feel better or worse?
Dr Niall Boyce, editor of medical journal The Lancet Psychiatry, hosts a lively discussion with leading artists to determine if art is good for mental health. He is joined by acclaimed visual artists Patricia Piccinini and Brenda L Croft, choreographer Shaun Parker, journalist Caroline Baum and actor, director and playwright David Woods, who is the co-artistic director of Ridiculusmus, a theatre company that produces works exploring aspects of mental health.
Presented by The Big Anxiety with the Art Gallery of NSW. Supported by Lancet Psychiatry and the Black Dog Institute.
This event is one of a number of events at the Gallery as part of The Big Anxiety 2017.
Image: Patricia Piccinini The comforter 2010, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Patricia Piccinini