Applications to exhibit at the 2024 Recovered Futures Art Exhibition are now open.

A mainstay on the Brisbane art calendar and major Queensland Mental Health Week event, the Recovered Futures Art Exhibition showcases the talents of artists with lived mental health experience while raising awareness of mental health, recovery and wellbeing.

Artists with lived mental health experience interested in selling their work are invited to complete an application before Sunday 9 June 2024

About the application process


All applications must be received by Sunday 9 June 2024. A completed application includes:
– an application form completed in full.
– payment of an $11.00 entry fee.
– booking an artwork drop-off appointment. Note: artwork is dropped off for review by the Curator and supported by the Project Manager and Exhibition Convenor. Appointment dates commence from 1 July 2024.

To complete the application online, scroll down to the application button. You will be guided through the form and payment, and once submitted, provided with a link to make your artwork drop-off appointment.

If you are unable to complete your application online, contact our team via or (07) 3363 2555.


Exhibiting artists need to have either:
– a personal lived mental health experience and/or
– be a family member/carer or
– a non-family person providing a caring role.

For artwork to be an eligible entry, it must:
– not exceed 120cm in either length or width inclusive of frame and weigh less than 5kg.
– hang safely/securely and be fitted with D ring hangers and wire or picture hanging cord (polyester).
– have a reasonable sale price and not be listed as ‘not for sale’ or ‘by negotiation’.
– be clean, undamaged, finished, presented to a high standard, either framed or stretched onto canvas and not have been exhibited before at a Recovered Futures Art Exhibition.
– be original and not considered offensive or inappropriate, aligning with the values of the exhibition.
– not be AI generated.


All entries submitted will be presented for review and selection by the Curator and supported by the Project Manager and Exhibition Convenor, from which works will be selected to exhibit.

Artworks will be selected based on eligibility criteria and curatorial considerations including but not limited to concept, workmanship, originality and exhibition fit. Once the selection process has been completed, all entrants will be advised of the outcome mid to late August 2024. The selection decisions are final and no further correspondence will be entered into.


Artwork selected for the 2024 Recovered Futures Art Exhibition will be showcased from Friday 4 to Thursday 10 October at King George Square, Brisbane and then online until Sunday 20 October. Return of unsold works will occur late October to early November.

For full details about the application process, please read the Terms and Conditions.

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“I was blown away by the Recovered Futures Art Exhibition. I felt a sense of community, connection, understanding and support. I spend so much time alone, but the exhibition showed me that there is a strong network out here. We’re not meant to walk through this world on our own and we never were.” – Chanté Ranclaud, 2023 exhibiting artist


For questions about the application process, read our Artist and Artwork Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Alternatively, contact our Art Exhibition Team during business hours on 07 3363 2555 or

“I am powered by a deep desire to help others find their voice, as I have. I hope that through my involvement in Recovered Futures, I can help create a safe space where others can say whatever they need to say. I needed a space to share without judgement and I know others need that too.” – Jacqui Ripoll, 2023 exhibiting artist