Recovered Futures Art Exhibition
Artist registrations now open!
Artists with a lived experience of mental illness are invited to register to exhibit at the 2019 Recovered Futures Art Exhibition. Entries are also open to artists who are carers or family members of someone with a mental illness.
This year, the event will take place in the Toowong Room – Brisbane City Hall. Due to room size limitations, there is no guarantee all artwork will be displayed, the Exhibition Committee will discuss this with artists as required.
Entries close July 12 2019.
See Artist Information for further details and registration process.
2019 Australia Day Cultural/Arts Award
RFQ acknowledges the former Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk for recognising and awarding the Recovered Futures Art Exhibition the 2019 Australia Day Cultural/Arts Award.
A signature event of the Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland and Richmond Fellowship Queensland is the ‘Recovered Futures Art Exhibition’, which coincides with Queensland Mental Health Week and World Mental Health Day. This event aims to raise awareness of and educate the community about the importance of mental health, recovery and wellbeing in everyone’s lives. This event challenge misconceptions commonly associated with mental illness while promoting deeper inclusivity throughout society.
In 2018, the week-long event featured 256 unique pieces of art by 139 artists with a lived experience of mental illness and recovery. The event gave artists a platform to showcase and sell their artwork, with the exhibiting artists retaining 85% of their artwork proceeds.