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Esplanade Presents | The Studios
Recipes for Wayfinding (Care Index) Workshop
Co-facilitated by Alecia Neo and Jill J. Tan (Singapore)
‍4 Sep 2022, Sun
3pm - 5pm  
2hrs (no intermission)
Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Recommended for ages 17 and above.
Meeting Point: Theatre Studio Entrance, Level 4, 15 mins before start time.
This workshop will involve some movement and dialogue. 

Wayfinding has historically been rooted in physical places, mapping how we orient ourselves, read signposts and navigate routes to reach a destination. In today’s context, how might the process of wayfinding offer new tools for reorientating and reencountering ourselves and others in new and shifting territories?
Recipes for Wayfinding Workshop is a complement to the site-specific installation by artist Alecia Neo at the Esplanade Rooftop Terrace. 
Co-facilitated by Alecia Neo and Jill J. Tan, the workshop offers a series of creative activities that have emerged from a process of collective experimenting with body movements, sound and the sharing of stories. Beginning with our feet, participants and facilitators will try out a series of creative exercises that invite different modes of listening and orienting via our body and different materials.
MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing
3 September 2022 - 26 Feb 2023
ArScience Museum
MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing is not an exhibition about mental illness, treatments or cures. It is a welcoming place where you can confront societal bias and stereotypes around mental health. MENTAL invites you to embark on a journey of discovery, exploring the many different ways of being, surviving and making connections, that have become of increasing importance to us all.
Through over 20 interactive exhibits, art projects and large-scale installations, from local and international artists as well as their research collaborators, the works displayed in the exhibition reflect a range of perspectives on mental health and ways of being. MENTAL celebrates differences and complexities. This exhibition aims to encourage curiosity in ourselves and others, and promotes a shift in how we might perceive things.
Through science, technology and creativity explore, question and feel what it means to be human in the second decade of the 21st century.
MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing is co-curated by ArtScience Museum and Science Gallery Melbourne. This exhibition is part of ArtScience Museum’s Season of Mental Wellbeing, which raises awareness and initiates conversations on the importance of the multifaceted nature of mental health and wellbeing.
Visit the exhibition from 3 September 2022.
10 December 2021 - 26 February 2022*
Gallery Lane Cove, NSW Australia
Presence of Mind is a residency and exhibition project that examines the intersection of mindfulness, Buddhism and the creative process of visual artists in Australia and Singapore.
Presence of Mind, foregrounds the practice of mindfulness, increasingly adopted as a strategy to cope with the stresses of modern living. Many contemporary secular techniques of mindfulness have been developed from traditional Buddhist meditation practices For artists in this exhibition, mindfulness is foundational to their creative processes and can take many forms, from embodied processes to playful humour, as well as technological and traditional motifs. In bringing together diasporic artists from Australia and Singapore, Presence of Mind examines intersections of Buddhist lived experience and cultural differences. In its totality, the residency and exhibition project  highlights the rich perspectives that spirituality can bring to art.

Artists: Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Jeremy Chu, Lada Dedić, Kath Fries, Lindy Lee, Jason Lim, Kristina Mah, Aryadharma Aaron Matheson, Nell, Alecia Neo, Shirley Soh, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Lachlan Warner
Curators: Dr Kath Fries & Rachael Kiang
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the NSW Government through Create NSW and its annual organisation grant, and partnership support from 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

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