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Raw Emotion: Contemporary and Historic Works from the Cunningham Dax Collection
50 artworks from the Cunningham Dax Collection offer viewers an insight into the lived experience of mental illness and trauma.
The exhibition features works recently donated by artists to the Collection, alongside works collected by Dr Dax in the 1950s and 1960s as an expression of psychological distress.
Employing diverse media, both the contemporary and historic works reflect the artists’ raw emotional experiences, often using the physical body as a form of self-portraiture. They ask us to consider: what might it be like to live with terrible sadness, isolation, confusion, and fear?
These works are a testament to the enduring importance of creativity, self-reflection and the power of the subconscious.
Included in the exhibition are works by David Apostol, Emma McEvoy, Ruth Rich, Graeme Doyle, Kallena Kucers, Rebecca Duke and Alison Colvin.