Raw Emotion: Contemporary and Historic Works from the Cunningham Dax Collection
23 October 2014 – 20 February 2015
Raw Emotion presents a selection of newly acquired artworks, donated by contemporary artists since 2013, alongside some of the oldest artworks in the Collection, which were created in Victoria’s psychiatric hospitals in the 1950s and 1960s.
This exhibition reflects the historic foundation of the Cunningham Dax Collection and The Dax Centre’s continued engagement with contemporary artists and community groups.
These artworks offer a unique invitation to enter the intensely subjective interior space of the artists, to better understand the emotional impact of mental illness, and to dwell on our shared human experience of consciousness, perception and sensation.
This exhibition also highlights the enduring importance of creativity in maintaining mental health and wellbeing.