Recovery in Art

Recovery in Art is an Exhibition hosted annually by BEING. The aim of the Exhibition is to engage the community, and promote the skills and abilities of artists with a lived experience of mental illness. The Exhibition is a celebration of both the artistic expression of mental health consumers, as well as the positive role art has played in many people’s mental health recovery.

The Recovery in Art Exhibition has been running for five successful years and each Exhibition is bigger than the last. Over the years, BEING has showcased hundreds of artworks from mental health consumers across New South Wales.

For more information about this year’s Recovery in Art Exhibition, follow the links below.

Artist stories: Sue Kennedy

August 23, 2017

When I was very close to suicide, I decided in a split second to pick up a pen instead.  I started writing my journey through anxiety and depression.  Initially, my writing was intended to heal me, which it did thankfully.  It was important to share my journey with others in the form of a book […]

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Artist stories: Vijaya Sen

August 23, 2017

I am a qualified visual artist who has participated in 11 solo and group art exhibitions.   Art practice is an important part of healing and for my wellbeing.  Nature can be uplifting and inspiring, and art practice offers interesting technical challenges.  Art gets me motivated by doing drawings and gives me a reason to get […]

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Artist stories: Richard Bell

August 23, 2017

I am a Media and Arts Mental Health Advocate who publishes poetry works about my lived experience with schizophrenia.  My contemporary free-verse poetry and memoirs are auto-biographical.  I write for myself, as well as in the hope that others with similar issues can relate – at an emotional level.   I have published several lived-experience articles […]

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