In its third consecutive year, international film and photography competition, OUT FROM THE MIST is helping to break down the stigma associated with mental illness by sharing experiences of those who have lived with it.
1 in 10 people globally experience mental health disorders – that’s 792 million people, indicating there isn’t a more important time than right now to be spreading awareness and breaking down stigma surrounding mental health.
Founder and Creative Director, Michael Lockwood, says since being diagnosed with depression ten years ago, he’s had to learn to manage it as part of his everyday life.
Created with support from acclaimed photographer Trent Parke and Canon Australia, the show presents more than 70 images depicting Steve Waugh’s passion for photography, India and cricket.
Waugh began documenting the lives of locals in India during various trips he undertook over his sporting career, starting in 1986. But he only had a chance to immerse himself in the daily routines of the locals on a personal level in 2020, when ‘The Spirit of Cricket – India’ was born.
To snap the images in this exhibition Waugh and his entourage travelled extensively through India journeying, in 19 days, to Mumbai in the south, Bangalore, Calcutta, Rajasthan desert, the foothills of the Himalayas, to name some of the destinations.
Perhaps some of the most powerful photographs illustrate the skills and determination of physically challenged and blind cricketers.
A documentary of this trip will screen on ABC Television on Tuesday 17th November at 8.30 pm.
The exhibition runs from 31 October until 11 January 2021 at The Playbox, 21 Oxford Street Paddington, and is open Wednesdays to Saturdays between 12:00 and 6:00 pm and Sundays from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
Entry is by gold coin donation to The Steve Waugh Foundation.
“Sport has given me lifelong memories, charity has given me life changing moments” Steve Waugh AO
The Steve Waugh Foundation is taking on the challenge of improving the lives of children and families affected by a rare disease. Its focus is a commitment to a coordinated approach to the service, identification, treatment and research of rare diseases primarily concentrating on children from birth to twenty-five years.
The rare disease patient is the orphan of the health system, often without diagnosis, without treatment, without research, and therefore, without reason to hope. The Steve Waugh Foundation. is working to help change things for children with a rare disease by giving hope.
All sporting codes and teams have fans, but none are quite as passionate, vocal, and supportive as Panthers fans.
In a cultural project celebrating fandom, Penrith Regional Gallery has engaged celebrated photographer – and Panthers fan – Lyndal Irons – to capture images and stories from in and around Penrith, of people wearing their Panther-filled hearts on their sleeves, their cars, their faces, their homes, their businesses, their streets, perhaps even their pets.
The portraits will be displayed – after 30 October – on the windows of the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, which has a long history of Panthers support, from winning the memorabilia display competition; to hosting the Panthers Civic Reception post their 1991 victory. The artwork will replace a set of vinyl posters now obsolete with the COVID-enforced cancellation of most of The Joan’s 2020 season. Donations from patrons wishing to show support for artists during the COVID-19 challenges have been used to commission the photographer for this project. Continue reading PHOTOGRAPHER TO CAPTURE THE PASSION OF PANTHERS FANS→
WAR – A Playground Perspective is a FREE exhibition to be displayed for the first time at Newington Armory at Sydney Olympic Park from 10am-4pm between Saturday 14 May-Sunday 14 August 2016 – weekends only.