To recognise R U Ok? Day and Mental Health Month in October, UNSW Library and the Health Promotions Unit are hosting Mental Health and me, an exhibition of digital art by UNSW students showcasing their unique mental health journeys. This online exhibition aims to help destigmatize mental illness in our UNSW community and, in the spirit of R U OK? Day, start conversations that could change a life.
During Mental Health Month, an art prize of $1000 and a Community Choice prize of $500 will be awarded to two students featured in the exhibition. Voting for the Community Choice prize is now open to all members of the UNSW community. These prizes are provided by UNSW Health through Strategy 2025 funding.
A judging panel will award the art prize to the student whose artwork best:
- Gives an insight into the artist's individual experience with, or perceptions of, mental health
- Demonstrates a thoughtful approach to using visual art as a way of exploring mental health
- Inspires viewers to consider a new way of understanding mental health
Stay tuned for the announcement of winners in October.