MENTAL - Agency and Collaboration Towards a Better Future
Presented by Science Gallery Melbourne as part exhibition, part experiment, MENTAL is a welcoming place to confront societal bias and stereotypes around mental health. Join this special session to hear about the development of the show from Head Curator Tilly Boleyn, accompanied by a highlights tour of select works from one of Science Gallery’s extraordinary mediator team. MENTAL presents over 20 experimental projects from local and international artists and research collaborators that reflect a range of different perspectives on mental health and ways of being. Curated in collaboration with a team of young people with input from experts and academics across the sciences and creative arts, lived experience has been centred as expertise in navigating a theme that matters more than ever. Touching on key themes of the show – connection, agency, reflection, polyphony – the tour will cover ways collaboration could create a better and healthier future. Will your perspective be shifted about yourself and others? Head inside to celebrate the diversity of experiences, approaches and connections.
- Tilly Boleyn – Tilly Boleyn is the Head of Curatorial at Science Gallery Melbourne. Her background is in museums, galleries, education, festivals, broadcasting and research. Her interests focus mainly on blurring the boundaries between science, art, design, technology, maths, engineering, large-scale-batteries-powered-by-human-urine and doing things she’s told aren’t allowed. She is a massive nerd who is curious about the world and everything in it.
- Bern Hall – Bern Hall is a Lead Mediator and Learning Facilitator at Science Gallery Melbourne. An eclectic mix, her background spans neuroscience, physiology, visual art and graphic design. Improving accessibility and engagement in science through design is a passion of hers. A visual nerd who hones in on the details, she is constantly inspired by the amazing humans she gets to meet through Science Gallery.