This month, Robina Town Centre is collaborating with Gold Coast charity LIVIN with the aim of breaking the stigma attached to mental health by launching an in-centre photography exhibition, Collective Minds.
LIVIN (est. 2013) has made it their mission to encourage the community to speak up about mental health, offering vital support services and advice so that nobody has to suffer in silence. In teaming up with LIVIN, Robina Town Centre hopes to help spread their message even further.
In a first for both the charity and shopping Centre, Collective Minds – An Exhibition by LIVIN x Robina Town Centre will be revealed to the public on Thursday 12th September, coinciding with R U OK?Day and in preparation for Queensland Mental Health Week (5th – 13th October).
The pop-up exhibition at Robina Town Centre will shine a light on mental health by using photography as the catalyst for a public conversation, in an attempt to make mental illness more visible, tangible and better understood within the local community.
More than 20 emerging and celebrated photographers from the Gold Coast and interstate have pledged their support to the cause, exploring and depicting mental health through their own lens.
Photography luminaries such as Sean Scott, Trent Mitchell and Luke Marsden will feature in the curated exhibition, alongside talented budding shutterbugs as young as 14 years old, who all have their own unique interpretation of mental health to share through their chosen piece of work.
These pieces will be available to purchase on the dedicated website www.collectiveminds.com.au via an online silent auction running throughout the duration of the exhibition. All money raised will go directly to LIVIN, which will allow them to continue to expand their support network throughout the Gold Coast and Australia via their LIVINWell program.
Located on Ground Floor of Robina Town Centre near Mecca Maxima, visitors are invited to engage with the diverse range of artworks and stories as told by the talented collection of featured photographers. Designed as a place for quiet contemplation, the Collective Minds gallery will be open 7 days a week.
Further adding to the awareness campaign is LIVIN’s 45-minute mental health education program, LIVINWell, hosted at Event Cinemas, Robina on Wednesday 25th September.
Collective Minds – An Exhibition by LIVIN x Robina Town Centre will be open to the public from Thursday 12th September – Sunday 13th October.
*Featured image by Sean Scott.