An exhibition featuring BC artists with lived experience of mental health +/- substance use issues, coinciding with World Mental Health Awareness Month.
May 6 – 29, 2022 Outsiders and Others window gallery 938 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC
Art can provide a deeper understanding of the lived experience of mental health and substance use issues – both for artists themselves and for the viewer. This exhibition aims to step beyond limiting societal perceptions of artists with lived experience of these issues by presenting a curated selection of artworks reflecting narratives that are often left out, misrepresented, or misunderstood.
Artists participating in this exhibition include: Katie Cummings, Christine Delay, Carrie Hill, Mina Mitic, Clare Palmer, Bart Vulliamy, and Aileen Yadokoro.
This exhibition was co-curated by Yuri Arajs, Director/Curator at Outsiders and Others, and Seema Shah, a self-taught artist with lived experience of mental health issues. It is part of a community partnership project funded by Vancouver Coastal Health’s Consumer Initiative Fund. For more information on this partnership visit www.outsidersandothers.com/professional-artistic-growth-made-access.
Please note this exhibition will take place in Outsiders and Others’ window gallery at 938 Howe Street. It will also be viewable online at www.outsidersandothers.com.