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Review: Kym’s Overall Extravaganza Showcase Comedy

mindshare is a creative community and online mental health publication. Reflections are by mindshare writers with lived experience of mental illness, specifically critiquing through a mental health lens. Content may contain triggering themes.  We gathered in a cute, little intimate setting in a room to the rear of the Pancake Kitchen, where the air was…

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Artist Spotlight: Max Callaghan

Max Callaghan is a visual artist from Adelaide, South Australia. We asked Max about his creative practice, the communities he holds close, and his mental health journey. Lounge room, seclusion room, 2020, oil and acrylic on unstretched canvas, 2×2.5m Running naked into a carpark, I tried to do a dance for someone who didn’t want…

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Why mindshare’s Reviewing Your Fringe Show in 2021

Creative dialogue around mental health is a growing space, and an important one. 50% of Australians are likely to be diagnosed with a mental illness in their lifetime, leaving 50% of us who will know someone who has or is living with a mental health issue. Unfortunately, negative attitudes toward people with mental illness are…

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Who’s Exploring Mental Health at Adelaide Fringe 2021?

There are some great shows with mental health themes and content coming up this Fringe season. We’ve compiled a few descriptions to read below. To find out why we review, and learn about our Adelaide Fringe Mental Health Awareness Award check out our recent blog post Why mindshare’s Reviewing Your Fringe Show in 2021. Sincerely Survivor…

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Writing Opportunity

We are looking for expressions of interest for writers to take part in our reviewing program for Adelaide Fringe 2021. We historically work alongside creatives living with complex mental health challenges who’ve identified expressive arts as an important tool in their recovery journey. If this is something you identify with, we strongly encourage you to…

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Review: Self Isolation Songbook

The Ukulele Dream Girl’s latest production is a raw and vulnerable piece showcasing creator Phi Theodoros’ great capacity for community building, innovation, reflection, and love. “Self Isolation Songbook” was presented in a live-stream format due to sudden COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia during its production. For me this did not take away from the experience…

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