Mental Health Art Works Exhibition 2018 Steve Read
Mental Health – Art Works! Exhibition
In 2000, the inaugural Mental Health Week Art Exhibition was held at the Gosford Regional Gallery & Arts Centre. It has now 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 it engages the Central Coast community in a better understanding of mental health issues.
Each year artists of all ages exhibit a diverse range of artworks which includes all the different mediums in painting as well as sculpture, drawings, ceramics, photography and writing. Many artists share the inspiration behind their artwork and some of their personal story, which creates a very powerful and unique viewing experience for visitors to the exhibition.
19th Mental Health – Art Works! Exhibition, Friday 12th October until Sunday 21st October 2018
Central Coast Primary Care invite you to join us and celebrate Mental Health Month by visiting the Central Coast Mental Health—Art Works!
The exhibition is being held at Gosford Regional Art Gallery, 36 Webb Street, East Gosford.
The exhibition celebrates the skills and abilities of people across the Central Coast with a lived experience of Mental Illness.
The exhibition will also feature great artworks and pieces by families, carers, friends and supporters.
When: Friday, 12th October—Sunday, 21st October 2018
From 10.00am—4.30pm each day
Cost: Free…………(Gold Coin donation welcome)
(All proceeds to Central Coast Primary Care to support a range of community health programs)
Selected art work will be available to purchase (cash only) with ALL proceeds going directly to the artist.
Artwork previously exhibited in a Mental Health Week Exhibition will NOT be eligible. To be eligible for acceptance into the exhibition the artwork must be created by:
a person with a lived experience of mental illness
a friend of a person with a mental illness
a family member of a person with a mental illness
a **carer of a person with a mental illness
You will be asked to provide details of how you meet this criteria on the Entry Form. Clients of the Central Coast Mental Health Service, their family and carers are strongly encouraged to enter artwork.
**Definition of Carer:A family member, friend, neighbour or other community member who provides regular (although this may be intermittent) support for someone who has a mental illness.
Awards will be given in recognition of the artwork exhibited, with presentations made during the Official Opening. It would be appreciated if award winners could attend the Official Opening if possible to receive their awards; therefore winners will be notified prior to this day. Awards offered may include:
Central Coast Mental Health Award – value $300 supported by Central Coast Mental Health Service
Central Coast **Carer Award – value $250 supported by Central Coast Carer Support
Young **Carers Award – value $50 art supplies voucher supported by Central Coast Carer Support
Gallery Encouragement Award – art class supported by Gosford Regional Gallery
Young People’s Award – value $300 supported by Children & Young People’s Mental Health
Wisdom of Ageing Award – value $300 supported by Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People
Multicultural Health Award – value $250 supported by Multicultural Health Service
Aboriginal Health Award – value $250 supported by Aboriginal Mental Health
LGBTI Award – value $250 supported by Children & Young People’s Mental Health
Viewer’s Choice Award – value $200 supported by Central Coast Mental Health Service
High Commendation Certificates
Artwork For Sale
Please indicate on the Entry Form if your artwork is for sale and, if so, include the sale price. If your art is produced as a hobby you are NOT required to add GST to the sale price. If you complete a Business Activity Statement (BAS) return for the Australian Taxation Office you are required to include GST. Remittance of any GST payments to the Australian Taxation Office will be the responsibility of the individual artist. All efforts will be made to contact artists prior to any sales transactions taking place. Payment can only be accepted in cash or cheque (made payable to the artist) and the entire sale price will be forwarded to the individual artist as the organisers of the exhibition will collect no commission. Payment will be collected and forwarded to the artist at the close of the exhibition.
Guidelines for Entering your Artwork
Suitably finished and ready to hang
ALL paintings MUST arrive complete with hanging fixtures already attached (secure cord or wire, NO HOOKS). This includes stretched canvases and works on board. All hanging artworks MUST be ready to hang. This means they must have secure cord or wire attached across the back of the artwork.
· Stretched canvas does not need to be framed or under glass.
· Works on paper (eg. watercolour, pastel, graphite) must be framed and ready to hang.
It will NOT be possible to display works that are not suitably finished and ready to hang.
The label in this Entry Pack MUST be completed and attached to the back of your artwork.
There is a limit of ONE artwork per artist. Artworks from previous Mental Health – Art Works! Exhibitions may NOT be re-entered.
A maximum size of 1 metre by 1 metre applies to all artworks.
NOTE: Due to limited space, size restrictions will be strictly adhered to.
Selection of Artworks
Every effort will be made to exhibit all suitably finished artworks, however, should space limitations occur, the Selection Committee reserves the right to choose which artworks will be exhibited. Their decision is final.
You will be contacted if your artwork is unable to be exhibited. Please consider your artwork accepted into the Exhibition unless you hear otherwise.
A representative of each sponsor will carry out judging for the supported awards. Their decisions will be final.
The Selection Committee will exercise all reasonable care with the works submitted but will not be responsible for loss or damage whatsoever to any work while in its custody.
Each entrant is responsible for maintaining his/her own insurance coverage.
Artworks not collected during the set time will be relocated to CCPC offices. Unless prior arrangements have been made with CCPC, artworks not collected within 60 days will become the property of CCPC and will be disposed of as deemed appropriate.
Return of Entry Form – Friday 24th August 2018
Entry Forms are included in this pack. Please fill in ALL details on BOTH sides of the form and return it NO LATER than Friday 24th August 2018 to:
Mental Health – Art Works!
Central Coast Primary Care
167B The Entrance Rd,
Erina NSW 2250
Fax 4365 3836 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be contacted if your artwork is UNABLE to be exhibited. Please consider your artwork accepted into the Exhibition unless you hear otherwise.
Artwork Delivery Day – Monday 8th October 2018, 10.00am – 6.30pm
Artwork is to be delivered to:
The Community Gallery
Gosford Regional Gallery
36 Webb Street
Artwork Collection Day – Monday 22nd October 2019, 10.00am – 6.30pm
Artwork can ONLY be collected on the day after the exhibition has closed, Monday 22nd October 2018, between 10.00am and 6.30pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Artwork can ONLY be delivered and collected within the times and on the dates listed. EARLY or LATE deliveries will not be exhibited. Early pick up will be strongly discouraged.
Central Coast Primary Care Ph: 4365 2294 Email: email@example.com