‘Minds on Canvas’ Art Exhibition

‘Minds on Canvas’ is a very special art exhibition showing at the Kilcoy Courthouse Gallery from 12-16 October and then at the Lowood Open Door Gallery.

A variety of artworks depict how mental illness is perceived via personal art and creative forms. Each locally created, individual and unique work of art has been entered into a display focusing and highlighting mental illness. It will include a section where the local Nuts and Bolts group will show what techniques and skills were learned from the workshops we held.

Shayne Neumann Federal MP will be officiating at the opening ceremony at 9am on Thursday 12th October, at the Kilcoy Courthouse Art Gallery. It will remain open until 1pm that afternoon, at no cost to all who wish to attend. This exhibition will run for 5 days in October from Thursday 12th to Monday 16th (9am to 1pm).

On Sunday 15th there will be a presentation ceremony (finishing at 2pm) where the winners of the ‘Under 18s’, ‘Over 18s’ and ‘2018 Nuts & Bolts flyer choice’ will be awarded with their prizes by Deputy Mayor Dan Hall. Monday the 16th will be your last chance to view the art and see the winning pieces in Kilcoy, before it goes to the Lowood Open Door Art Gallery.

We want people (whether they are personally affected by a mental illness or not) to walk into the gallery and see how other people perceive mental illness using art as communication.

This exhibition is possible thanks to the support of the Regional Art Development Fund (RADF), Somerset Regional Council, RSL Kilcoy sub-branch, the Kilcoy Art Society Inc (KASI) and the Courthouse Art Gallery, Somerset Mobile Mechanics and other community supporters.