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Between the Pieces Exhibition (Depression)
Exhibitor Curator & Co-Producer

Between the Pieces is an exhibition featuring first-hand accounts from persons with experiences of depression from Singapore and Kuching. 

Co-produced and curated by Global Cultural Alliance, Story Kuching and Studio Juliat, the exhibition allows visitors to identify commonalities between the two cities through untold stories of trial and triumph.
Through writings and photographs, the exhibition sought to show visitors that we are not alone in life's difficult journeys as we find strength in each other’s stories. 

From personal narratives to panel sharing sessions, we hope to promote a kinder and more supportive society for those living with mental illnesses.

(Photo taken by Studio Juliat)
The five-day exhibition marks a collaboration between Singapore and Kuching. 

Our goal was to create a safe and intimate haven to openly discuss depression.

(Photo taken by Studio Juliat)
Through an open call and with the help of our partners Sengkang General Hospital and Singapore Association of Mental Health, we collected personal stories from people with depression. These letters were displayed at the exhibition. 

(Photo taken by GCA)

(Photo taken by GCA)
Highlights of the 5-day event included:

1. An open session with a panel of speakers consisting of trained counsellors & psychiatrists
2. A sharing session on living with depression
3. A free workshop introduction to creative journalling
4. Human Library




Besides the letters, we also had a photography component to the exhibition. We took photos of items which contributors said gave them respite or hope in the midst of their depression. 

I would arrange to meet the contributors at a place of their choosing, and I would then arrange their items for photo-taking. By being in a familiar place, contributors would feel more at ease especially since I was meeting them for the first time. 

To see the photographs I took and read the stories behind them, click on this link.
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