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Armour Day 2017

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A collaborative and connecting day where artists can gather to engage in our ARMOUR discussion panel with the Self Help Arts Team and industry guests!

1pm – 3pm
Grab a cuppa tea and join us for an afternoon of musing, investigation, and information sharing, (and yes, maybe a bit of whining!!) with a cohort of industry peeps gathered by Self Help Arts.

Our guest panellists include: Dr Mark Seton PhD, Creative Director of Sense Connexion; Josh Rosenthal, Head Counsellor of The Cabin Sydney, Addiction Services; Kay Armstrong, multidisciplinary independent artist; Annie Maynard, Actor.

We’ll be investigating:
The correlating risk factors between the arts and addiction
Identifying and then protecting ourselves from reliance on drugs or alcohol to “ease the pain”(!)
Finding balance when managing millions of tiny little jobs, and looking after ourselves when there is no work to speak of …
Navigating our way within the arts industry, including socialising, the pressure to self-promote and producing foyer banter – when all we want to do is go home to Netflix!!!
Ploughing through the field with pre-existing mental health challenges
Explaining ourselves to the world when people ask, “well if it’s so hard, why do you do it then?!”
And more.

Join us.

Saturday August 5
10am – 12.30pm: Creatives Resilience Training
1pm – 3pm: ARMOUR Discussion Panel
107 Meeting Room (upstairs)


107 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW
Please contact Margot at selfhelparts@gmail.com with any further queries

Heads Will Roll, ARMOUR Day and Creatives Resilience Training form part of Self Help Arts’ Neural Pathways program; a two year investigation into the arts and mental health through performance making, community collaboration and connection.

Self Help Arts and The Neural Pathways Program are supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, the NSW Government through Create NSW, and the City of Sydney. Self Help Arts is supported in auspice by Accessible Arts, and in space and community connection by 107


August 5
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm