Welcome to our online exhibition. View artworks we have commissioned, read creative writing from our annual competition, and explore the heritage of the arts and mental health in Scotland.
‘Revolution’ is the theme for the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2023. We have commissioned five artists to create new work to address this theme – and posed a challenge to established ways of thinking.
Read creative writing published from the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival’s annual writing competition.
‘Gather’ was the chosen theme for the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2022. Bringing people together has always been vital to our work. We use the arts to connect communities, reduce social isolation, and challenge mental health stigma.
My Normality? (2021)
My Normality is a series of artist commissions developed for the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2021.
My Experience of Isolation (2020)
The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival commissioned five artists to create new work on the theme My Experience of Isolation in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Reclaiming Our Heritage
Reclaiming Our Heritage is a collection of stories about the arts and mental health landscape in Scotland, between the 1950s to early 2000s.
70 Stories is an online project curated by the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival to mark the 70th anniversary of the Mental Health Foundation.