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Exhibition at National Library explores the life of those with mental disorders

The initiative aims to evoke empathy and encourage others to come forward with their own stories of hope and well-being.

Charlotte Chang
Charlotte Chang

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Published: 20 December 2021, 1:10 PM

An art exhibition currently held at the National Library explores what hope looks like to those living with mental health disorders. 

Called The Artist’s Residency, the exhibition features seven different art works in the form of photography, animation, dance and music. It runs from Dec 19, 2021 to Feb 14, 2022. 

Organised by Mental Health Collective SG (MHC) in collaboration with REACH, the exhibition was built on six months of effort between five artists with mental health disorders and nine student artists.

One of the artists, Choon Ean, revealed how writing has helped her share her anxieties and struggles with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Depression. Together with student artist Yang Kai Wen, she illustrated a poetry book, Our Book of Hope, and it is one of the works at the exhibition.

The exhibition aims to spark conversations between Singaporeans about what mental health looks like to them by inviting guests to reside in the mind of a person with mental health disorders, as well as encourage others to come forward with their own stories of hope and well-being.

Admission into the exhibition is free. 

You can book a slot for your attendance here or simply walk in.


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