The first speaker in our series for The Making Effect is Scientia Professor Jill Bennett Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow. She founded The Big Anxiety – festival of people + art + science, a research-driven, mental health festival and leads fEEL (felt Experience and Empathy Lab) at University of New South Wales working across disciplines to explore the important role art has in supporting mental health, trauma and anxiety, both at an individual and at a societal level.

Gail Kenning met up with Jill on zoom and asked her about the role of art in health and about projects that engaged with anxiety, stress and trauma.


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Posted by speaker curator: Dr Gail Kenning.
Portrait image: Richard Hedger