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2020 Mental Health Art Works Opening Presentation and Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the award winners of the 2020 Mental Health Art Works Exhibition.  Thank you to our amazing award sponsors, it must have been difficult to select the winners and highly commended in each category from so many amazing entries.

The winners were:

Mental Health Creativity Award (sponsored by Central Coast Local Health District – Mental Health Service):

  • Winner – “Quiet Resilience” The Yak, Rachel Bunney
  • Highly Commended – It Can Only Last So Long 

Gallery Encouragement Award (sponsored by Gosford Regional Gallery):

  • Winner – Blue Skull, Steve Solomons
  • Highly Commended – Just a Song Before I Go, Helena Brunner

Indigenous Award (sponsored by The Glen):

  • Winner – Ngadhu yanhagu nguranggu.( I’m going home ), Lynelle Elliott
  • Highly Commended – Family” It could have been 5000 years ago (or it could have been yesterday), Raymond James

The Art of Cultures Award (sponsored by the Hunter, New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network):

  • Winner – Fear overcomes me, Polina Karuso
  • Highly Commended – Positiv Thinking, Carla Wettstein

Pride in Diversity Award (sponsored by Brisbane Waters Private Hospital):

  • Winner – Incarceration Rehabilitation, David O’Brien
  • Highly Commended – Melancholia, Holly Bennett

Wisdom of Aging Award (sponsored by Baptist Care Orana Centre):

  • Winner – Family” It could have been 5000 years ago (or it could have been yesterday), Raymond James
  • Highly Commended – Bums+ Boobs at the beach, Gail Steele

Young Persons Award (sponsored by Brisbane Waters Private Hospital):

  • Winner – Life of Social Media as a Teen 
  • Highly Commended – The enchanted animals, Indiana Ginglo

Central Coast Carer’s Award (sponsored by Central Coast Local Health District – Carer Support):

  • Winner – Positiv Thinking, Carla Wettstein
  • Highly Commended – Messages From Within, Central Coast Family Support Services

Central Coast Young Carer’s Award (sponsored by Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centres):

  • Winner – World of Colour, Sebastian Bustos Mamootil
  • Highly Commended – Struggling within, Tansy Neaves

People’s Choice Award (ponsored by Central Coast Primary Care): Strength, Emma O’Grady