Mental Health Art Exhibition - coming soon!

(This page is purely for testing web concepts for exhibiting submitted material. It is possible we may use another web site for the Exhibition. This site is a taster of things to come soon.)

The Children’s Mental Health Online Art Exhibition is dedicated to amplifying and celebrating lived and living experiences of mental health challenges and recovery.

We believe in the power of creativity to raise awareness and create hope.
From managing triumphs and hurdles, to bringing attention to little-known experiences – we want to make sure that diverse experiences are seen.

The online exhibition will launch during Mental Health Week and will be accessible for 6 months from 10 October 2022 until 10 May 2023.

Artwork submissions are open until the 30th of September. 
If you or someone you know would like to apply, please click here: Mental Health Art
If you have any issues with this form or have more questions, please email Emily.Unity@rch.org.au

Bare Trees, Grey Day - Fred Nurk (Benalla).

"Bare Trees, Grey Day is a photograph I took at Port Melbourne one winter. It’s a nod to Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn's album cover art that impressed me deeply, and still does. Bruce's music at that time captured the feel of long, hard winters. Sometimes I feel like it is winter-like-this in an Australian summer. Luckily, I'm not alone. This image always reminds me that there is beauty in sadness." 

Sideways Mad Rooster - Mary Mossley (Benalla).

"My mind can fly at me anytime. And I run.
3AM is the worst".

Peekin' At You is a renewal prompt.

The Geese - Anonymous (Limonge, France)

This photograph came to us from a French L&LE who wants to stay anonymous.
"I wanted to show how beautiful life can be. Geese are the most wonderful of creatures, but the French are only mostly interested in their offal! "  
The amateur photographer and musician sat by a lake in France with a Nikon and tele, waiting for the moment they knew would come. Then snapped 1000 frames. This photograph beautifully captures the action in the moment. 

What Is It With Geese?

This photograph came to us from a French L&LE who wants to stay anonymous.
"I wanted to show how beautiful life can be. Geese are the most wonderful of creatures, but the French are only mostly interested in their offal! "  
The amateur photographer and musician sat by a lake in France with a Nikon SLR and tele, waiting for the moment they knew would come. Then snapped 1000 frames. This photograph beautifully captures the action in the moment. 

Bare Trees, Grey Day

"Bare Trees, Grey Day is a photograph I took at Port Melbourne one winter. It’s a nod to Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn's album cover art that impressed me deeply, and still does. Bruce's music at that time captured the feel of long, hard winters. Sometimes I feel like it is winter-like-this in an Australian summer. Luckily, I'm not alone."

In Full Flight

This photograph was taken at the RMIT SYN FM radio station. SYN is a wonder. And a contributor to the wellbeing of young people.

"It is so good having a place like SYN to be with friends learning the skills that may take us to a career in media. Awesome opportunity."

High definition examples of submitted artwork.

Port Melbourne

Port Melbourne

Hipster couple

Hipster couple

Bananas

Bananas

French geese running

French geese running

Full flight at SYN FM

Full flight at SYN FM

Bare tree, grey sky

Bare tree, grey sky

Peekin' At You, Pikachu

Peekin' At You, Pikachu

Acknowledgement of Country

Australian Aboriginal Flag
Progress Pride Flag
Torres Strait Islander Flag

At Mental Health Central we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live, gather and work. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

We acknowledge all people with a lived or living experience of mental ill-health and recovery. At the Campus, we particularly acknowledge children, young people, families, carers, and supporters. We recognise their vital contribution and value the courage of those who share this unique perspective for the purpose of learning and growing together to achieve better outcomes for the Campus, staff, sector, and all people of lived experience.

Proudly supported by the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation