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Mental Health Art Works! Exhibition 20192019-09-04T01:41:39+00:00

Mental Health Art Works! Exhibition

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.

Event Details

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Entries for the 2019 Exhibition close Sunday 15 September 2019.

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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 will NOT be eligible to be entered again.
  • 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 of a person with a mental illness
    • a carer of a person with a mental illness
    • a friend 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 members who provides regular or intermittent support for someone who has a mental illness.
  • Current CCPC staff are not eligible to enter the exhibition.

2018 Entries

Check out some of the entries from the 2018 Mental Health Art Works! Exhibition

Eligibility by Award Category

All entries are eligible for this award and a judging panel will determine the finalists.

Sponsored by Central Coast Local Health District – Mental Health Service

All entries are eligible for this award and exhibition visitors will determine the finalists. Visitors will have an opportunity to cast a vote for the artwork they believe should win this award.  The artwork with the most nominations will be the winner. This award will be awarded following the event.

To be eligible for this award, you must meet the general eligibility criteria and be aged 60 years of age and over.

Sponsored by BaptistCare Orana

To be eligible for this award, you must meet the general eligibility criteria and be aged 24 years of age and under.

Sponsored by Brisbane Waters Private Hospital

To be eligible for this award, you must meet the general eligibility criteria and identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.

Sponsored by The Glen

To be eligible for this award, you must meet the general eligibility criteria and identify as an LGBTIQ+ person.

Sponsored by Brisbane Waters Private Hospital

To be eligible for this award, you must meet the general eligibility criteria of a carer.

Sponsored by Central Coast Local Health District – Carer Support

To be eligible for this award, you must meet the general eligibility criteria of a carer and be aged 24 years of age and under.

Sponsored by Dinky Di Children’s Learning Centres

To be eligible for this award, you must meet the general eligibility criteria and be from a multicultural background.

Sponsored by Central Coast Local Health District – Multicultural Health

All entries are eligible for this award and a judging panel will determine the finalists.

Sponsored by Gosford Regional Gallery