Mental Health Awareness Week

Framework Trust
May 1997

Type Banners
Title Mental Health Awareness Week
Measurements.Dimensions 1.30m x 5m
Materials.Support Cotton (textile)
Materials.Medium Printing Ink
Techniques Screen Printed
Techniques Hand Colouring
Creator.Corporate name Framework Trust
Role Workshop (organisations)
Framework Trust runs training programmes and employment for clients of mental health services. They are located in Auckland, New Zealand
Creator.Corporate name Flying Colours
Role Artist
Flying Colours is a partnership between Barbara Joseph and Nora West
Date.Creation May 1997
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ct_mehe_001
Style/Period.Movement Community Art
Style/Period.Period 1990s
Culture New Zealand
Culture Maori
Banner shows the maori symbols of the taniwha and the koru
Subject taniwha,people,sea
Subject Mental Health Awareness
The banner was made for' Mental Health Awareness' week and is displayed at various events and venues. It features a taniwha, a symbol in Maori mythology of refuge, hope and safety. The banner seeks to raise awareness of mental health issues.
Description The banner features a taniwha, a mythical sea creature drawn in a comic book style. It is a symbol in Maori mythology of refuge, hope and safety.The taniwha is afloat in a stormy sea and various little figures are bobbing around it. The taniwha has the words 'Mental Health Awareness Week' written on it and is decorated with various patterns. The symbolism and design for the banners was developed by a group of mental health clients, as part of workshops in design and printing at an activity centre run by Framework trust in Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand.
Source Barbara Joseph
Barbara Joseph provided comments as creator, researcher,and facilitator in 2000.
Source Nora West
Nora West provided additional comments in 2001.
Rights Framework Trust, Kingsland, Auckland, New Zealand
Permission has been given to present this work in the NZDA

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