People who have personal lived experience of mental health issues are invited to submit artwork to Out of Sight Out of Mind exhibition.

OOSOOM is a collaborative project organised by a Planning Group of organisations and individuals who have lived experience of mental health issues. It is hosted by CAPS Independent Advocacy, funded by the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, and is part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival’s year-round programme.

Last year more than 180 people took part and exhibited installations, projections, films, animations, paintings, drawings, sound works, prints, sculptures, and photographs.

Potential changes

The exhibition is planned to be held at Summerhall in Edinburgh during October 2020. The situation resulting from COVID-19, may lead to changes such as its location, date or the exhibition being moved online. If you make a submission, you will be informed of any changes as soon as they are known.

How to make a submission:

You can submit artworks as an individual or as a group. This year one work per person can be submitted. Artworks can be proposed/submitted in any media and be any size. You are welcome to respond to this year’s Scottish Mental Health Art Festival theme which is ‘perspectives’, however, this is not a requirement at all.

Please download or request a submission form here – OOSOOM 2020 Form. Forms need to be returned by Friday 31st July 2020. If you would like to speak to the organised about your or your group’s idea/artwork before submitting it or if you have any questions, please email or leave a message for Pam on 07989402634.

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