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Diagnosed Artist
8 Apr 2010
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Diagnosed Artist is a research project. Diagnosis is derived from Greek dia- "apart-split", and gnosi "to learn, knowledge". Thus the basic translation of the meaning of diagnosed artist is to split apart knowledge of the artist. Which we set out to do; to delve into the understanding of what it means to be an artist with a diagnosis of mental illness. The prime course of action was an exhibition project profiling 8 contemporary Queensland Artists.

The exhibition "Artist Citizen" situated 8 artists as citizens among citizens, artists among artists seeking to reject stereotypes of the genius artist, the eccentric or mad artist.”

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Community Health Society artist arts community community cultural development cultural diversity mental illness outsider art participation action research personal stories social inclusion visual art
Comments (1)
Neal price Fri, 9 Apr 2010 4:14am

Diagnosed Artist is a touchstone for Artists and Artsworkers interested in creating and supporting artists living with mental health issues.

I enjoyed the exhibition a great deal. It was wonderful to see Artists talking about their work in such a supportive environment.