Entries for the 2021 Mental Health Art Works! Exhibition close on Sunday 29 August. The exhibition is a 10-day event held during Mental Health Month in October. Celebrating creativity and mental health, the exhibition provides a platform for local people to enter artworks in a range of mediums and share their story.
Our CEO, Kathy Beverley, says “There’s still time to get your entry form in. Entry forms are due by Sunday 29 August, but your artwork doesn’t need to be ready until early October.”
Entrants do not need to be professional artists. To be eligible, artists must have a lived experience of mental illness, either directly or as a family member, friend, or carer of an individual with a lived experience.
The exhibition provides an opportunity for people to share their story through a range of mediums, including painting, sculpting, drawing, ceramics, photography, or writing. The exhibition allows those whose lives have been affected by mental illness the opportunity to use art as a form of expression and engage the community in a better understanding of mental health issues.
Despite the current lockdown, we are still planning for the exhibition to go ahead. “We are waiting to see how the impact of lockdowns and restrictions will impact the event. We are exploring alternatives in case we are unable to hold an in-person event,” Ms Beverley says.
The exhibition will be held from 8-17 October. To enter the exhibition, view the Mental Health Art Works! Exhibition page to download an entry pack or enter online, or you can call 02 4365 2294 for more information.