WPA Digital Art Gallery Exhibition
A digital experience of Child and Mother will be available online at The Dax Centre website as part of the 2021 World Psychiatry Congress. The digital experience will include an interactive 360 virtual tour as well as a curated walk-through video of the exhibition.
Take a Sneak Peek of the Exhibition
The Dax Centre Child and Mother exhibition, featuring works from the Cunningham Dax Collection
Patricia Stewart and Del Kathryn Barton met by chance and found an instant and immediate connection. In Child and Mother the two share a space as creatives, as women with lived experience of mental health issues, as mothers and daughters. From Patricia’s extensive personal collection and works from the Cunningham Dax Collection, Barton has curated an exhibition celebrating Patricia’s unique aesthetic grown from her mental health journey. The exhibition includes new works by Del Kathryn Barton made in response to Patricia Stewart’s extraordinary oeuvre spanning over 25 years. Child and Mother is a rich visual exploration of relationships and connections.
The only collection of its type and size in Australia, and one of four such collections in the world, the Cunningham Dax Collection is a significant heritage-listed collection of art. The Cunningham Dax Collection is named after its founder Dr. Eric Cunningham Dax (1908 – 2008) and contains over 16,000 works that have all been created by people who have a lived experience of mental health issues or psychological trauma. The collection tells stories about mental health, lived experiences, and the value of art. It includes works on paper, canvases, photographs, textiles, sculptures, installations, artists’ books and diaries, poetry, digital media, and films. The Dax Centre shares work from the collection through its exhibitions, education programs, and special events.
Director, Capability, Culture and The Dax Centre