The SA Federation for Mental Health (SAFMH) hosted the I Decide=I Am travelling art exhibition from the 17th to the 27th of July 2017 at its Randburg offices in Gauteng. The globally acclaimed exhibition by Bulgarian illustrator Nadezhda Georgieva and human rights activist Yana Buhrer tells the personal stories and reflections of sixteen people denied of their legal capacity because of their psychosocial or intellectual disability. The exhibition also includes three pieces by South African artist Daniel Mosako, based on his interpretation of the Life Esidimeni tragedy in which almost 100 persons with mental disabilities lost their lives.
The SAFMH, a national mental health organisation that focuses on mental well being invited residents and staff of residential facilities and Mental Health Organisations from across Gauteng to view the exhibition. More than 5 different groups of mental health care users from organisations such as Talisman Foundation, Little Eden, and Logwood Village came to view the exhibition.
Ms Innocentia Mgijima-Konopi
Innocentia.Mgijima@up.ac.za | +27 (0) 12 420 6398