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Unconditional Stories Exhibition

Unconditional Stories Exhibition

Unconditional Stories

‘Unconditional Stories’ is a visual exploration of illness and injury and how they impact quality of life and day-to-day living experiences.

Students from TAFE NSW Lismore Creative Design and Ideation Faculty collaborated with patients and a carer from the Ballina District Hospital General Medical and Rehabilitation Unit to produce a culturally diverse collection of artwork. The exhibition reflects on personal narratives of sickness, injury, healing and recovery.

Unconditional Stories explores how patient/carer stories can be seen and told through art. With an opportunity to share their experiences in this way, patients and carers have offered a rich and powerful insight into their individual health challenges and recovery.

To help the viewer understand the individual journeys, every piece of artwork is accompanied with an artist’s statement, a narrative abstract of the patient/carer story, advice for others and a health resource for further information.

‘Unconditional Stories’ is part of a wider research initiative, looking into how storytelling and visual art can improve the community's understanding of health information and better their ability to make informed decisions. The exhibition is being hosted at Parliament by Ben Franklin MLC.

Main image: Lucy Arnott, Slow Learner, collage on board, size: 120 x 90 cm


How to see the exhibition

Visit the exhibition at NSW Parliament House on weekdays, 9am-5pm, from Tuesday 2 May to Thursday 25 May. 

The Parliament is currently undergoing restoration works, but remains open to the public. Access is to the left of the building, via the security gatehouse. Visitors can follow the signage into the building and take either the stairs or lift to the Fountain Court exhibition space.

Virtual exhibtion

Can't make it to Parliament House? Explore the artworks and stories of Unconditional Stories in the virtual exhibition space below:

Interested in exhibiting at NSW Parliament?

Learn about our exhibition spaces and how to apply to have your works displayed on our information page here.