Revolution is the theme for the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2023. In the midst of turbulent political and economic times – we wanted to address the impact of economic barriers and social inequality on mental health, and ask ‘how can we do things differently?’.
We commissioned five artists to create new work addressing the theme of ‘revolution’. We were particularly looking for projects that posed a challenge to established ways of thinking.
The commissioned artists are:
- Bircan Birol
- Jamie Bolland
- Jen McGregor
- Keira McLean and Joey Simons
- Lilith (Lea) Cooper
Their projects agitate for revolutionary approaches to mental healthcare, document real and imagined struggles around mental health, and ask what it might mean to build a revolution around communal self-care.
Find out more about their proposals here. The work will be published online during the festival from 4-22 October 2023.