The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival presents a collaborative exhibition of artworks by individual artists and groups engaged in the arts and mental health from across Scotland. The exhibition will be available to view throughout the festival and more work will be added. It features a diverse collection of visual artworks, poetry, photography and video.
Enjoy the exhibition and you can explore the full SMHAF 2021 programme here. When you have finished viewing, please complete our short evaluation form. The evaluation will help us to improve the festival in future and better understand our audiences.
Click on the images below to view all the artworks by each artist or group.
What can I say? I did it my way, as I absorb the sun’s energies and radiant rays. The blue sky
is so bright and colourful and wondrous, the clouds are like candy floss, white and fluffy. I
feel good, I feel great today, as my best plans I lay, as I meditate, contemplate and pray.
Life will get better at the end of the day, the bright sun brightens up the darkest of days. I
Am surrounded by love and affection. I have done well, I have done excellent in equal
succession. I don’t know why, but I always feel better when it is sunny. I am not being funny
because it makes my soul sweet like honey. This feeling and emotion that lifts me, it is more
important than money? I will just enjoy the moment and go with the flow, I have certainly
matured and emotionally grown. The seed I have planted with faith I have sown. And
hopefully the fruits of my work will flourish and bloom and it will be soon. I don’t need
to focus on the doom and the gloom, thank God our saving grace is the zoom. I hope
that this poem finds you well, I hope that you feel better, and that you feel swell. The
future what will it hold, who can tell? , we need to think positive, on the good we need
Agnieszka Narloch: We Will Celebrate Each of the Scars
AIMS Advocacy: Sounding Something Out
All, Entire, Whole
The Alma Project: New Light
Angus Creative Minds: Reconnected | Normality?
At Birkhill House: My Frame of Mind
Bazooka Arts: Routes Back to Normality
CL Gamble: Between the Lines
Contact Point, Edinburgh
Conversations For Change
The Easy Club
Erin Colquhoun: Let's Create
Fool On: Stories of Recovery
Healing the Loss
Inclusive Images: Changing Focus and Lockdown Through the Lens
Jamie King: Not Normal: An Expression of the Self
Leverndale Hospital: Collective Creativity
Lindsay Oliver: Lost and Found: Illustrated Poems of Freedom and Renewal
Lynn Fraser: Rewilding Me
NAWRC: Turning the Tide
Paul Henry: Affective Paintings
Project Ability: The Nature of Ideas
Rachel Louise Burney: Normality?
Work Connect, Levengrove: Picture Normality
We Will Celebrate Each of the Scars
I Think I Could Switch Them Out for Passport Photos - Nana
I Think I Could Switch Them Out for Passport Photos - Me
I Think I Could Switch Them Out for Passport Photos - Great Great Great Grandma
I Think I Could Switch Them Out for Passport Photos - Great Grandma
I Think I Could Switch Them Out for Passport Photos - Grandma
I Think I Could Switch Them Out for Passport Photos - Dad