Mental Health Art Works! Exhibition

Mental Health Art Works!

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Art entries now open!

Celebrate your creativity and enter your artwork into the Mental Health Art Works! Exhibition today!

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General Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria applies to artworks entered in the exhibition:

  • Artwork previously exhibited in a Mental Health Art Works! Exhibition are NOT eligible
  • A limit of ONE artwork per artist applies
  • The artwork must be created by:
    • a person with a lived experience of mental illness
    • a family member, friend or carer of a person with a mental illness
    • a volunteer who works with people with a lived experience of mental illness
  • a carer is defined as a family member, friend, neighbour, or other community member who provides regular or intermittent support for someone who has a mental illness
  • CCPC staff are eligible to enter but are not eligible for awards

Eligibility criteria for each award category can be found here.

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.

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.

Mental Health Art Works! Exhibition