Celebrate UNSW's Sculpture by the Sea
To celebrate both Sculpture by the Sea and Mental Health Month, UNSW Medicine and UNSW Wellbeing are running a series of events on and off campus.
This year's Sculpture by the Sea features the first video installation in its 22-year history - and it was created by UNSW. The artwork, entitled Look Inside My Mind, was created by Matthew Gill, Visual Content Manager at UNSW Sydney in conjunction with researchers and staff from both UNSW Sydney and UNSW Canberra.
Inspired by UNSW Medicine's passion for mental health research, the sculpture's video is our interpretation of PTSD informed by the experience of PTSD sufferers, and the cutting-edge research of our researchers and clinicians.
Thursday 18 October – Sunday 4 November, Marks Park
Wednesday 31 October, 10am to 3pm, Chancellery Committee Room 2
Saturday 3 November, 10am to 10.30am, Marks Park
Sunday 4 November, 7am to 8am, Marks Park
This event and the artwork Look Inside My Mind may contain triggering and/or sensitive material for some attendees and/or may not be suitable for younger audiences. Topics explored throughout the talk and in the artwork include post-traumatic stress disorder, military experiences and mental health issues. Viewer discretion is advised.
Matthew GillVisual Content Manager, UNSW
Matthew is the Visual Content Manager at UNSW. He and his team are responsible for producing video content across the University. Matthew joined UNSW in 2017 after a 20-year career as a creative director specialising in healthcare communications.
Professor Zachary SteelSt John of God Professorial Chair of Trauma and Mental Health, UNSW School of Psychiatry/St John of God Health Care
Professor Zachary Steel has worked in the field of traumatic stress for over 25 years as a researcher and clinician. He has a long history of work with populations affected by trauma, including veterans, emergency service workers as well as those affected by mass conflict and forced displacement. He holds the St John of God Professorial Chair of Trauma and Mental. This is first Australian academic appointment linking a not-for-profit psychiatric facility specialising in the treatment of PTSD, early intervention and inpatient care directly to a university setting in order to promote clinical and research excellence by embedding evidence generation and inquiry directly to the delivery of clinical services.
Ruth WellsResearch Fellow, UNSW School of Psychiatry
Ruth Wells is a Research Fellow in the Trauma and Mental Health Unit, School of Psychiatry, UNSW, and a registered psychologist. Her research focuses on understanding the social and cultural processes that shape individual and community responses to conflict and displacement. She has worked extensively with psychosocial professionals in the Syrian refugee communities in Jordan, Turkey and Iraq to culturally adapt clinical treatments and co-design research programs.