Online exhibition replay: October 3rd - 2pm 2020
Thanks to Suzanne Earhart from Yarra Ranges Council, The Artists & Volunteers that brought this beautiful opening event together! 60+ people gathered on ZOOM together including 35 artists, 6 speakers & beautiful music by Sarah-Rose.
"Great to see so many different styles and subjects exhibited together"
"This is a wonderful exhibition of some phenomenal work. Nicely put together, well done Kapi. Loved it !"
"I found all the works and accompanying descriptions and Artist stories very moving. There are some powerful and beautiful works. Kapi Art Space must be a very special and safe space for these deeply emotional artistic expressions."
"A very relaxing and enjoyable time viewing each piece of art. A good experience in this COVID time."
"Fantastic to see such honest support for discussions of mental health through the arts, and valuing the creating journey rather than just the final product - so important. Thank you."
Welcome to ENDURE eMERGE 2020
AN ONLINE EXHIBITION FOR YARRA RANGES ARTISTS (& beyond)
October 1st - 30th
ENDURE eMERGE 2020 is an art exhibition featuring artists in the Yarra Ranges region who have used arts processes to assist the journey, management, and recovery of their mental health and wellbeing. It follows the very successful Endure Exhibition for Women held at Kapi Art Space in 2019.
Particularly relevant to our present as we long for the emergence from the pandemic restrictions, this exhibition will share important stories of the experience and transition of our local creative community as they respond uniquely to this unprecedented time in our lives.
Art is used by people as a hobby, a dream, a job, but especially for many as a way of coping with life or all these things in different measures at different times. Creative artistic expression captured in this exhibition is continuing to play an important role for those seeking to adapt to the isolation, stresses and losses, opportunities, joys and unexpected consequences of extensive isolation from normal day to day activity, employment and community.
The exhibition is being held during Mental Health Week in October 2020. Given the continuing community care required at this time, ENDURE eMERGE 2020 will only on-line this year @ www.kapiartspace.com to ensure everyone who wishes to access these works will be able to do so in safety and comfort.
You will see new and existing works in all art forms, inclusive of paintings, photography, digital/ film art, tapestry/ woven/ sewn, 3-D works, performance art, print, and illustration.
Participating artists have a fantastic opportunity to both expose new or existing work to a supportive local community and the broader online community and gallery visitors, as well as giving voice and validation to experiences of mental health illness and recovery; reducing social stigma attached to those experiences.
To encourage community engagement in this important social experience, a People’s Choice Award will be offered in two categories - Young People aged 12-17 years - 2 x 2-hour mentoring sessions by Heather Bradbury at Kapi Art Space and Adults aged 18+ - will be awarded access to a range of courses, creative mentoring and mental health wellbeing services produced by Kapi Art Spaces growing network of professionals to the value of $300.
About Kapi Art Space
As Kapi Art Space is now a not for profit organisation, all profits from this exhibition will go to continuing to support the programs and purpose of Kapi Art Space.
Kapi Art Space Inc. is a not for profit arts organisation based in the Yarra Ranges encouraging supportive and inclusive arts-based activities and events. Its focus is building resilience, capacity and wellbeing in individuals & community through education, connection and creativity.