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2021 mindshare Awards Open!

The mindshare Awards is a poetry and creative writing competition open to South Australians with lived experience of mental illness. It is an opportunity for writers to share their stories, showcase their skills, discover new creative communities, and connect with industry professionals. The prize pool includes four year-long Writers SA memberships for the category winners,…

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Review: M[e]ntal

Shrouded in darkness with a menacing voice reverberating, M[e]ntal opens with E.M; our worst fears personified. M[e]ntal’s premise is simple yet effective. How do we deal with the ramifications of mental health? Performed by True North Youth Ensemble and directed by Alirio Zavarce, the show has created a work that helps adolescents explore mental health…

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Review: AdMental 2021

Like an ouroboros type beast, advertising is infinite in its feedback loop between consumer and creator. So, in an age where mental health awareness is becoming a more pressing topic, how do we “sell” mental health, especially to young people? This is what local Adelaide event AdMental plans to uncover. Now in its fourth year,…

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Review: The Preacher

There’s a fine art when it comes to deceiving your audience, and maintaining the illusion of the show until the right moment. Allowing the audience to slowly realise that they are not watching a stand-up comedy show about religion but a biblical digital theatre performance.  The Preacher has the same characteristics of a stand-up show…

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Lived Experience opportunities for creatives at Festival of Now

The FoN Committee are inviting creatives with lived experience of mental health challenges to submit an expression of interest to be involved in our event as main stage performers, live painting artists, installation artists, workshop facilitators or roving performers. These are paid opportunities. In 2021 our event has been scheduled for the 8th of October…

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Feature in mindshare’s group art exhibition!

Are you a South Australian artist with lived experience of mental illness? We are looking for expressions of interest for visual artists to be showcased in the 2021 mindshare Exhibition during Mental Health Month (October). This can include paintings, digital works, ceramics, zines, crafts, and even installations. We historically work alongside creatives living with complex mental…

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