ART Therapy + Mental Health

Last updated 12 Oct, 2018 - back to blog

Artist talk with Febe Zylstra

As part of the Unleash the Beast Writing and Wellbeing Symposium on World Mental Health Day, our exhibiting artist, Febe Zylstra will share how ART is a vital part of her healing from post-natal depression and living with bipolar disorder.

The event will be held at the Feather & Lawry Gallery on Wednesday, 10 October @ 6pm. Refreshments provided and proceeds to Lifeline Darling Downs. Tickets are $25 each and MUST be purchased online PRIOR to event - LIMITED space available. LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS 

ART-Therapy-Tba-Tickets.pngFebe's passion and need for art grew after the birth of her daughter in the late 1990s and treatment for post-natal depression and anxiety and subsequent diagnosis of Bi-Polar Affective Disorder. She began painting as a way of quietening the noise in her head and as an emotional outlet, but soon discovered her instinctive and organic style held wider appeal.

DSC_0033.JPGHer mental health experience became a life changing catalyst and she left a successful nursing career to follow a quest for artistic knowledge and expression which resulted in the completion of a Diploma of Visual Arts. Creating art is a significant part of her recovery and a continued daily practice providing an outlet to express her emotions.

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