Every picture tells a story, don’t it?

WHEN Gallery Open Daily 9.30am to 4pm
13 Feburary – 25 February

OPENING Tuesday 13 February 6-8pm

WHERE The Foyer Gallery

COST Free entry

ACCESS Wheelchair Accessible

Michele Joseph

Every picture tells a story, don’t it? charts the creative output from art therapy of an intelligent woman, struck with a rapidly progressive illness.

Michele and l have been on this new visual journey for nearly four years. Michele has always had an appreciation for the visual arts; evident in her extensive art collection.
Arts therapies differ from traditional art-making or performance in that the emphasis is on the process of creating and meaning-making, rather than on the end product. Expressive arts therapies improve self-esteem and confidence in a safe nurturing environment, and explore strong feelings that go beyond verbal communication.

Annelise Message, Art Therapist

Michele Joseph was born and grew up in beachside Coogee in Sydney, surrounded by a large extended family. She has had a longstanding interest in art, which she has maintained through her training as a doctor and an anaesthetist, having been a volunteer guide at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. She has a significant collection by predominantly contemporary Australian painters, and has travelled extensively over many years, indulging her other hobby of photography. Michele moved to Melbourne in 2003, working as a senior specialist at Alfred Health until illness forced her retirement in 2013. Since then, she has taken up painting as a form of relaxation and therapy.

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