Behind The Scenes Of Look Inside My Mind: The Sculpture And The Science

Sun 21 October 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm FREE!
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Behind The Scenes Of Look Inside My Mind: The Sculpture And The Science - Bondi Pavilion, Hightide Room - Bondi Beach - NSW
What do you see if you have post-traumatic stress disorder? UNSW’s Sculpture by the Sea offers a unique audio-visual experience of PTSD.

The artwork, entitled Look Inside My Mind, was created in collaboration with UNSW's Studio DEX, UNSW Medicine, UNSW Psychology, UNSW Canberra and was led by Matthew Gill, Visual Content Manager.

To learn more about the making of this interactive sculpture, and to discover the research behind the art, UNSW Sydney will be hosting a short, 30-minute talk featuring Matt and two expert researchers and clinicians, Professor Zachary Steel and Dr Ruth Wells. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of our speakers after the talk.

Inspired by UNSW Medicine's passion for mental health research, the sculpture's video is our interpretation of PTSD informed by the experience of PTSD sufferers, and the cutting edge research of our researchers and clinicians.

Content disclaimer:

This event and the artwork Look Inside My Mind may contain triggering and/or sensitive material for some attendees and/or may not be suitable for younger audiences. Topics explored throughout the talk and in the artwork include post-traumatic stress disorder, military experiences and mental health issues. Viewer discretion is advised.


Matthew Gill, Studio DEx, UNSW

Matthew is the Visual Content Manager at UNSW. He and his team are responsible for producing video content across the University. Matthew joined UNSW in 2017 after a 20-year career as a creative director specialising in healthcare communications.

Professor Zachary Steel, UNSW School of Psychiatry

Professor Zachary Steel has worked in the field of traumatic stress for over 25 years as a researcher and clinician. He has a long history of work with populations affected by trauma, including veterans, emergency service workers as well as those affected by mass conflict and forced displacement. He holds the St John of God Professorial Chair of Trauma and Mental. This is first Australian academic appointment linking a not-for-profit psychiatric facility specialising in the treatment of PTSD, early intervention and inpatient care directly to a university setting in order to promote clinical and research excellence by embedding evidence generation and inquiry directly to the delivery of clinical services.

Ruth Wells, UNSW School of Psychiatry

Ruth Wells is a Research Fellow in the Trauma and Mental Health Unit, School of Psychiatry, UNSW, and a registered psychologist. Her research focuses on understanding the social and cultural processes that shape individual and community responses to conflict and displacement. She has worked extensively with psychosocial professionals in the Syrian refugee communities in Jordan, Turkey and Iraq to culturally adapt clinical treatments and co-design research programs.

Image: Matthew Gill

UNSW CRICOS Provider Code: 00098G
Sun 21 October 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Bondi Pavilion, Hightide Room
Queen Elizabeth Drive,
Bondi Beach,
2026, Australia