Julie: art and postnatal depression
28 October 2010 to 5 December 2010
For Melbourne-based photographer Konrad Winkler this collaboration initially began as an exercise in documenting Julie Goodwin as an artist, at work in her home studio. But Julie could not bring herself to paint. Konrad encouraged Julie to keep a diary each day, noting and drawing her day-to-day experience.
Over a number of years they worked together, exploring the experience of a mother with intense postnatal depression. On display in this powerful exhibition will be a series of Winkler's photographs alongside Goodwin's diary sketches and oil-paintings, exploring her experience from an artist's point of view and also from the outside looking on.