Bringing it into the light. A celebration of creativity and mental health.
In 1999, the inaugural Mental Health Art Works! Exhibition was held at the Gosford Regional Art Gallery. It has become an annual event to celebrate Mental Health Month on the Central Coast.
Mental Health Art Works! is an art exhibition with a difference. It provides people whose lives have been affected by mental illness the opportunity to use art as a form of expression and engages the community in a better understanding of mental health issues.
The purpose of the Mental Health Art Works! Exhibition is to bring mental health into the light and celebrate creativity; providing greater awareness of mental health and celebrate the skills and abilities of people with a lived experience.
Each year artists of all ages exhibit a diverse range of artworks in various mediums including painting, sculpture, drawings, ceramics, photography, and writing. The artworks provide a unique viewing experience for exhibition visitors.