Thursday, 9 October 2008

1st Malaysian Psychiatry In Art Exhibition '08


Featuring artworks by psychiatric patients who underwent art therapy. The works, which range widely in scope, technique and subject matter, are as much works of artistic expressions as they are portraits of troubled minds in various phases of recovery.

Organised and curated by the Department Of Psychological Medicine, University Of Malaya, the exhibition is held in conjunction with World Mental Health Day 2008 to highlight mental health issues in Malaysia.

EXHIBITION OPENING : Fri 10 October, 10am

Introduction by Professor Mohd. Hussain B Habil, Head of the Department Of Psychological Medicine, Faculty Of Medicine, University Of Malaya

+ Slide show & Keynote and Opening by Dr Yen Teck Hoe, President of the Malaysian Psychiatry Association

+ Discussions on Psychiatry and Mental Health

INTERACTIVE SESSIONS : In conjunction with the exhibition, there will be several talks and interactive sessions held in the gallery related to mental health wellbeing.

[WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND ? - public is encourage to draw on this canvas -- using crayons]

@@@Art in Psychiatry – Expression Sun 12 Oct, 4 to 6 pm
@@Art in Psychiatry – Children Sat 18 Oct, 3 to 6 pm
@Art in Psychiatry - Sexuality Sun 19 Oct, 4 to 6 pm

GUIDED TOURS + DISCUSSIONS : There will also be guided tours to the exhibition and informal discussions on psychiatry and mental health issues during the times below for the duration of the exhibition.

Saturday - 3pm to 6pm

Sunday - 4pm to 6pm

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