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 multi-generational 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 area 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 this year’s exhibition Our Vision Our Voice 2022 seek to explore recovery in mental health. Over an eight-week period groups came together in Athlone, Mullingar 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, County Buildings, Mullingar from October 10 to 21.