Art exhibition to engage community on mental health issues

Two of last year’s entries – left is 'Bipolar by Sarah Singleton' and right is 'Self Portrait by Madelynn Lennon'

The local not-for-profit Central Coast Primary Care will be accepting entries up until Sunday, August 30, for its mental health art exhibition, which set to run in October.

The eight-day showcase will align with Mental Health Month, providing a platform for local people to enter artworks in a range of mediums and share their story.

Central Coast Primary Care’s CEO, Michelle Bradbury, said entrants do not need to be professional artists, but they must have had experience with mental illness personally, or through family, friends or as a carer.

“There’s still time to get your entry form in,” she said.

“Entry forms are due by this Sunday, August 30, but your artwork doesn’t need to be ready until early October.”

Artwork submissions can be in the form of paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics, photographs, or pieces of writing.

The exhibition allows those whose lives have been affected by mental illness the opportunity to use art as a form of expression and engage the community in a better understanding of mental health issues.

The exhibition will be held from October 14-20 at the Community Gallery at Gosford Regional Gallery.

“We are working closely with the gallery to plan this year’s event to COVID Safe Standards.

“We will be reviewing these in the lead up to the event,” Bradbury said.

Entrants can enter online at

Media Release Aug 26
Central Coast Primary Care