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Press Release: Our Vision Our Voice 2022

‘Our Vision Our Voice 2022’ is a collaborative art project which has been running in the Midlands for the past six 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 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 County 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 in the County Buildings, Mullingar from the 10th – 21st October.

The official opening will be held in the Atrium on Tuesday 11th October at 5.45 pm. The Minister for Arts and Culture, Ms. Catherine Martin, T.D., will officially open the exhibition. All are welcome to attend the opening, or pop in and view the works during the two-week exhibition.


Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 03/10/2022