Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival
Wed 10 Oct 2018   -  Sun 28 Oct 2018
11:00-18:00 (Library Gallery exhibition closes at 17:00, 16:00 on Sun) (Tues-Sun)
_ Venue: The Library Gallery and Basement Spaces

Please join us for the exhibition launch on Tuesday 9th October from 6:30pm until 20:30pm.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind opens on World Mental Health Day, 10 October, with almost 400 artworks exploring mental health showcased in the largest exhibition of its kind in Scotland.

This diverse and ambitious multimedia exhibition is created by hundreds of artists with experience of mental health issues. The motivations of the individuals and groups involved are varied – personal expression; development of an artistic practice; experiencing the therapeutic benefits of making; formal art therapy; political activism; having a voice, and many others.

Now in its sixth year, Out of Sight Out of Mind has quadrupled in size since its 2013 launch as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF). A feast of film, sculpture, installation, photography, painting and drawing, it continues to be planned by individuals and organisations, supported by SMHAF and the Mental Health Foundation as part of their year-round arts programme, and also supported by NHS Lothian’s Sense of Belonging Arts Programme and Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind Uncovered

Join us for OOSOOM Uncovered on Wednesday 24 October, from 2-4pm, where artists and organisers will be present to take visitors on a tour of the exhibition. Spaces are limited so please get in touch to book by emailing pam@capsadvocacy.org.