Behind the Smile

a visual and audio exhibition

Behind the Smile - a striking photo and audio series created in collaboration with renowned director and photographer Tom Gould.

Behind the Smile spotlights 11 everyday kiwis who have navigated arduous mental health challenges throughout their lives. This audiovisual exhibition showcases the diversity of the human experience, and explores the depth of what goes on behind a smile. It is a call to people's empathy, and a space for viewers to find hope and strength in the challenges people have overcome. We are immensely proud of this campaign and the conversations we had that need to be heard.

The exhibition is open to the public at no cost from Friday 16 February - Friday 8 March at Allpress Studio in Tāmaki Makaurau. Voices Of Hope invites those in Auckland to immerse yourselves in this creative work, and be both inspired and comforted by the bravery and vulnerability of each individual who shared their stories with us. We encourage you to share with your friends and whānau.

To all our friends outside of Auckland - we look forward to sharing these stories with you across Voices Of Hope platforms.

The Black & White Box • Tom Gould • Allpress • Someday Studios • Hollywood Props • Alba • Giant Rentals • Kingsize Studios • Copra Recordings • Catch Casting • Sunshine Brewery • Dayna Grant Stunts • Greg Jonkers • Almighty • Pukemiro Station • Antiques 1071 Napier • Straton Heron • Matthew Walker • Floridays • Iain Cheesman • Annelise Yarrell • Jack Jensen • Chenery Memorial Trust • IT Heavy Hitters • Nesuto Stadium • oO!hmedia • National Mini Storage • Scott Davis • Blink Ltd • Bex Petrie (CASA) • COGS • Quack Pirihi • Semi Cho • Vira Paky • Vikram Selvaraj • Lissy & Rudi Robinson-Cole • Peleti Oli • Quinn Steed • Rachel Taane • Kia Kanuta • Henrique Beirao • Voices of Hope