For the past eight years the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival has run during October. This year it was the biggest it has ever been. Exhibitions, films, theatre, workshops, music, poetry, book launches, awards and much more.
This is my third year of being involved although I don’t really consider making one item for an exhibition as involvement. I had a brush with it in my first year. Last year I became much more involved and for my sins ended up on a few planning committees. And I contributed to and invigilated at an exhibition.
This year things spiralled out of control. I ended up on even more committees and planning groups, even attending national team meetings, helped out at several events, submitted artwork and invigilated an exhibition.
In 2012 my “Living with Borderline Personality Disorder” clock was exhibited at the Edinburgh University Chaplaincy Centre.
I can’t find a picture of it at the moment.
Update 27th May 2015: Found some!
In 2013 my Prisoner Cell Block BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) piece was exhibited at our Out of Sight/Out of Mind exhibition at Summerhall.
Myself and a few others being interviewed by Summerhall TV
A review of the Out of Sight/Out of Mind exhibition.
Keep Calm and Take Your Meds (A Library of Lunacy)
An interview by Summerhall TV about the 2014 Out of Sight/Out of Mind exhibition at Summerhall featuring all new work.
A review of the Summerhall of the Out of Sight/Out of Mind exhibition. Wayback Machine archive version here
A review of the Ocean Terminal part of the Out of Sight/Out of Mind exhibition featuring new work and some work from previous years.
“Mental illness killed my passion”