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Artist turns social anxiety into success
3 years ago

Artist turns social anxiety into success

An Auckland, New Zealand based artist harnesses social anxiety and produces his best work yet, according to a top art critic, writer and mentor, Warwick Brown. Below: Tribute to Ben …
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Self-talk is not schizophrenia
3 years ago

Self-talk is not schizophrenia

Sally Webster re-examines the concept of self-talk after watching an interesting portrayal of Beach Boy Brian Wilson’s mental decline and recovery. 

One of the first scenes we see in currently …
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“Beauty flaws a rubbish notion” – photographer
3 years ago

“Beauty flaws a rubbish notion” – photographer

Featured image: Stephanie O’Connor, Clare, 2014, Giclée print, Collection of the artist

The enthusiastic ‘embrace your flaws’ encouragement offered by those who claim to support ‘natural’ female beauty is not something …
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Healing power of art defined
3 years ago

Healing power of art defined

Art’s healing power is an increasingly popular subject these days.

Last week the fatal shooting of U.S prison escapee and celebrity painter Richard W. Matt uncovered the lucrative culture of …
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No paper left for convalescent colouring
3 years ago

No paper left for convalescent colouring

If anything shows that people are desperate for a quiet and healing distraction from their frantic lives, it’s the frenzied buying of a meticulously executed colouring book that is purported …
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