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August 20, 2004
Australia Show focuses on Artists w/Schizophrenia
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The Mercury newspaper in Australia noted today that there is a special art show in the city of Hobart - with a focus on art from people who have schizophrenia.
High Watermark III is the third exhibition of paintings, watercolours and sketches by patients from the Royal Hobart Hospital on display at the Side Space
Launching the exhibition, Deputy Premier David Llewellyn said it was one way to remove the stigma associated with mental illness.
�"Living with schizophrenia is tough," he said. "While learning about art and
The RHH Clozapine Clinic Art Group is funded by the pharmaceutical company that makes the drug, he said.
Clozapine is prescribed to control auditory hallucinations and delusions often associated with schizophrenia.
Art tutor Julie Oh said the nine artists regularly attended the weekly art classes, and other patients occasionally attended.
She said she preferred not to know too much about her clients' mental health
"Art provides wonderful opportunities for self-expression," she said. "I enjoy seeing my clients' confidence grow as their techniques develop."
Ms Oh said the work of an artist known as Stephen was abstract and showed a
The exhibition is open until August 30.
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