I’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be in Nelson on Saturday the 18th of August to give a charity talk on behalf of Life Linc.
Life Linc is a fantastic charity that provides very low cost professional counselling within Nelson & Tasman.
Mental health support is a cause that is particularly close to home for me. A few years ago I struggled with a period of extremely severe depression. At the time, I had very little disposable income. Heavily discounted counselling through a charity helped me to cope with the depression, to identify what was triggering it, and eventually to find a way move out of it. I’m incredibly lucky to have been able to keep a reasonably even keel since, but it’s because of the tools I was given in counselling: I’m aware of what my triggers are, what I need to be happy and balanced, and know how to re-set myself if my emotions start going pear shaped.
Because of my own experience, I know how incredibly valuable counselling can be, and I’m honoured to be able to give back to a charity that does such amazing work.
In Ramsay to Renoir I’ll be exploring intersection between art & fashion in my usual way: with models in historical dress that will help a series of famous artworks out of the frame, and into life. I’m very excited about the talk: it’s such a fun topic, and I’m going to use it as an excuse to debut a new dress. If you’re in the Nelson area I do hope you can make it!
Ramsay to Renoir:
Art steps out of the frame and into life in a charity talk in support of LifeLinc
Richmond Town Hall
Cambridge Street, Richmond
$26 plus service fee
Tickets from Theatre Royal and TicketDirectph. 03 548 3840.
Ph. 03 548340
If you’re in New Zealand and can’t attend the talk, but would still like to donate to Life Linc, you can do it by direct deposit or cheque.
Unfortunately Life Linc Nelson is not set up to process donations from overseas at the moment.