Charmaine is currently on show as part of Talking Sense : an an exhibition curated by James Moss.
The exhibition explores the evolution of the language used around humans’ mental and emotional experiences. With attitudes shifting towards compassion in policy and treatment, terms such as wellbeing, recovery and mental health are being re-examined, and their connotations questioned. Words like neurodiversity have emerged to describe the world of mind and brain/thought and feeling in a less stigmatising way.
Words and phrases from the now infamous ‘The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ (1952) were the starting point for this thought provoking exhibition.