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Sad/Angry/Happy

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at The Wheeler Centre

Angry

Grappling with an abiding sorrow? Grinding your teeth when that car cuts you off in the street? Searching for that ever-elusive sense of satisfaction and well-being? If Melbourne’s a city that often experiences four seasons in a day, most of its residents face much the same experience internally.

We’re always in the mood for a good discussion at the Wheeler Centre, but let’s face it - an even temperament is hard to find and even harder to achieve. Over three nights we take a digressive exploration through the tempers and moods of modern life. From the electrical signals and balance of chemicals that fire up our brains, to the social pressures and metaphysical entanglements that drive our behaviour, our panels of experts consider depression and rage, contentment and joy.

Chaired by Hilary Harper, our exploration of anger will feature guests Brendan Cowell, Karen Pickering and Michael Currie.

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Who?

Portrait of Michael Currie

Michael Currie

Dr Michael Currie PhD is a psychoanalyst and clinical psychologist in private practice in Melbourne, where he works with adults, adolescents as well children and their families.

Portrait of Karen Pickering

Karen Pickering

Karen Pickering is the host and creator of Cherchez la Femme, a monthly digest of current affairs and popular culture from a feminist perspective.

Portrait of Hilary Harper

Hilary Harper

From humble beginnings as 774 ABC Melbourne’s traffic reporter, where she inserted occasional haiku into the breakfast show, Hilary Harper now presents the Saturdays morning show. From food and sustainability to relationships, pets and gardening, she explores how the little things in life reveal much about us.

Portrait of Brendan Cowell

Brendan Cowell

Brendan Cowell is an Australian actor, playwright, director and author of the novel, How it Feels.

Sad/Angry/Happy

Grappling with an abiding sorrow? Grinding your teeth when that car cuts you off in the street? Searching for that ever-elusive sense of satisfaction and well-being? If Melbourne’s a city that often experiences four seasons in a day, most of its residents face much the same experience internally.

We’re always in the mood for a good discussion at the Wheeler Centre, but let’s face it - an even temperament is hard to find and even harder to achieve. Over three nights we take a digressive exploration through the tempers and moods of modern life. From the electrical signals and balance of chemicals that fire up our brains, to the social pressures and metaphysical entanglements that drive our behaviour, our panels of experts consider depression and rage, contentment and joy.

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