Artists inspire minds for mental health week

Belle Spence (front) with Carol Horman and Dorris Wisniewski are artists from Anglicare Victoria exhibiting their work in the Inspirational Minds exhibition. Photo by Luke Hemer

Artists and contributors to the upcoming Inspirational Minds exhibition hope their work will “uplift” those who visit.

The exhibition, at Kyneton Town Hall from October 11 to 13, is a collection of works created by artists living with mental illness.

Artists used paints, mandalas, poetry and quotes and yarn crafts to express what inspires them for the exhibition, which is part of Mental Health Week.

Community mental health worker Natasha Cleary says the exhibition is a culmination of three months’ work by the artists. “Creating artwork … transforms and uplifts them from the darkest places of their minds to a better place,” Ms Cleary says.

“The artists, from Anglicare Victoria’s Mind and Care Connect program, share their personal works of art that represent what inspires and uplifts them during trying times in their lives.”

The exhibition is open from 10am to 3pm.