What a wonderful event this year’s exhibition was! Thank you to everyone involved for making the 2019 Recovered Futures Art Exhibition truly special.
2019 Art Exhibition Sponsors
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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.