Minds on Canvas

The Kilcoy Courthouse Gallery is happy to be supporting and hosting the NUTS & BOLTS Minds on Canvas art exhibition to be held 12-16 October and then at the Lowood Open Door Gallery. This exhibition is being organised by our local Mental Health Peer Support Group – NUTS & BOLTS.

The goal of the exhibition is to help youth and other members of the community to realise the importance of the essential support and understanding that we receive at our group – using art as a form of communication. NUTS & BOLTS continues to focus and raise awareness on all current mental health issues, concerns and support for people within our region.

Open your minds to see how mental illness is perceived via personal art and creative forms.

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.

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 at the Courthouse Gallery 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.

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.