'Maddalena' 2015
       
     
'David' 2015
       
     
'Maddalena' 2015
       
     
'Maddalena' 2015

On average, 1 in 6 people - 1 in 5 women and 1 in 8 men - experience depression at some stage of their lives. Approximately 45 percent of people will experience a mental health condition in their life time. 

These statistics are proof that sadness if completely normal, but depression is still a taboo topic, something people feel they need to hide and be ashamed of. 

Alise Hardy is one of those 1 in 5 women. Her series of work, 'Sad', is about all types of sadness - grief, a bad day, a low mood and depression. Alise wants to tackle these taboo feelings and get people talking. Talking about it can help us feel connected when we are struggling and help to ease the struggle of all these types of sadness.

Sad was exhibited at Bond and Lane Canteen for SALA Festival from 27th July to 31st August 2015. 

This is a preview of the collection of work.

'Maddalena' was also a part of Frame of Mind, a group show for Latrobe University's Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, in April and May 2015.

'David' 2015
       
     
'David' 2015

Sad was exhibited at Bond and Lane Canteen for SALA Festival from 27th July to 31st August 2015. 

This is a preview of the collection of work.

'David' is part of Frame of Mind, a group show for Latrobe University's Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, in April and May 2015.