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Youth, Interrupted

Youth, Interrupted

Youth, Interrupted presents artworks created by young people in their teens and twenties whose lives were disrupted by mental illness or psychological trauma. With reference to their personal stories, the art of these young individuals provides powerful insights into their emotional experiences, their concerns, interests and artistic influences.

The paintings, drawings, ceramics and visual diaries have been created in a variety of contexts ranging from psychiatric hospital art programs, undertaken in the1950s until the 1980s, to contemporary settings, which range from private studios, community art programs, VCE and tertiary art programs and even a Sri Lankan disaster relief camp.


Loretta Shepherd

Exhibition History

The Dax Centre, Melbourne, April – November 2010


The Gordon Gallery, Geelong 18/05/2011 – 03/06/2011

The Dax Centre
30 Royal Parade
Kenneth Myer Building
University of Melbourne
Parkville Vic 3010
+61 3 9035 6610
Open Hours

Wednesday to Friday
10.00am to 4.00pm

Last of each month
11.00am to 3.00pm

The Dax Centre is part of the Sane Australia Group