Our Vision Our Voice 2022 is a collaborative art project which has been running in the Midlands for the past five years.
This year the project seeks to explore through a variety of media, such as photography, painting, ceramics, writing and video, the recovery journey as a lived experience by mental health service users in the Midlands of Ireland in 2022, creating an artistic response to common agreed topics around Mental Health and Recovery.
This multigenerational project is the result of a collaboration between visual artist Rosaleen Heavin, Mullingar Mental Health Association and the HSE Occupational Therapy Services in the Westmeath/Longford Mental Health Service area. The project is funded this year by a Creative Ireland grant, through the Westmeath Co. Council Arts Office. Westmeath Arts have very kindly funded this valuable project since its inception in 2018.
Through our exhibition this year we seek to explore Recovery in Mental Health. Over an eight-week period groups came together in Mullingar, Athlone and Longford to explore themes around recovery, self-curating their work into an exhibition which seeks to inform the viewers about the challenges and the positives experienced by the participants on their recovery journey.
This exhibition will run in The Atrium, Co. Buildings, Mullingar from October 10th to 21st.
The official opening will be held in The Atrium on Tuesday 11th October 2022 at 5.45 pm. The Minister for Arts and Culture Catherine Martin will officially open the exhibition. All are welcome to attend the opening or pop in and view the works over the two weeks.