Perspective Project wouldn't exist without our wonderful artists and writers. These interviews share the stories of some of the creative people in our community.
Some conversations explore personal accounts of mental health issues & events which may be triggering to some readers. Please browse with care.
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Geoffrey is an awarded South Australian poet and retired educator. In this interview, Geoffrey discusses his experience with Schizophrenia, numerous publications, and shares some insightful lessons from his literary journey.
Chrissie Richards is a Brightlingsea based artist known for her innocent narrative figure paintings. Chrissie discusses how her mental health informs her artwork, capturing how she feels as well as what she sees in the world around her.
Kathryn is a UK-based portrait photographer, specialising in photography for mental health and wellbeing. Kathryn shares how her experience with depression led to a new creative process, which transformed her relationship with herself. She now offers this work to others, helping clients through a journey of self-discovery and acceptance.
Dorota Chioma is an artist and poet, exploring a range of topics associated with mental health and grief. She speaks about her experience with post-natal depression and rediscovering her creativity through Art Therapy.
Joshua Clarke is a self-taught artist specialising in portraiture and figurative art. His work conveys themes around mental illness, politics and social commentary. Josh discusses his experience with body dysmorphia and how portraiture has allowed him to explore self-perception.
Becky is a collective of contemporary artists with Dissociative Identity Disorder as a result of extreme childhood trauma. This interview explores life with D.I.D and highlights the diversity of creative work from Becky’s personalities. Most notably, ‘Jack’, ‘Fi’ and ‘Becky’ paint in a wide range of opposing mediums, whilst 'Stephen' writes poetry
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