Art Exhibition Information
2019 Recovered Futures Art Exhibition
Venue: Toowong Room, Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane CBD
Dates: 5 October 2019 – 11 October 2019
Artist Exhibitor fee: $11.00
Free entry to view exhibition
A History of the Exhibition
In 1991, staff and volunteers of Mental Illness Fellowship Queensland (MIFQ) arranged for members to display artwork at the Social Club to celebrate Schizophrenia Awareness. Over 26 years, the MIFQ Art Exhibition grew into an iconic annual event to raise awareness of schizophrenia and other mental illnesses and to support artists living with a mental illness by providing an opportunity to display and sell their artwork. Over two decades, the art exhibition has displayed in the Brisbane Convention Centre, the Riverside Centre, Suncorp Piazza and King George Square. Over the years, a number of pieces have been sold to overseas buyers and many pieces adorn the walls of well-known hospitals, including the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Princess Alexandra Hospital and The Park Centre for Mental Health.
In 2018, MIFQ merged with RFQ and the exhibition was renamed the Recovered Futures Art Exhibition. The event was recognised by the Lord Mayor Graham Quirk in 2019 for its significant contribution to the Brisbane community in raising awareness of recovery from Mental Illness. The event was awarded the 2019 Australia Day Cultural/Arts Award.