The public will have a chance to vote for their favourite piece of artwork, when entries into the Positive Mindset Creative Arts Festival go on display at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
Students participating in the festival will have their artwork judged and the 20 chosen finalist entries will go on display at the Hospital during Queensland Mental Health Week.
The Positive Mindset Creative Arts Festival, organised by Metro South Health, offers students the chance to show off their creative talents and helps raise awareness of addiction and mental health concerns.
Executive Director of Addiction and Mental Health Services, Professor David Crompton said the take home messages from this year’s festival were creativity, connection and having a chat.
“The festival is an investment in our youth and it allows them to express themselves through creative genres like dance and drama,” he said.
“By fostering good community connections we can make sure youth aren’t isolated and encouraging them to have a chat and check in on their friends helps to identify early warning signs of possible addiction and mental health concerns.”
Prof. Crompton said winners of the four Positive Mindset Creative Arts Visual Arts Categories (Junior, Senior, Logan Together and People’s Choice) would be announced at the festival to be held at Logan Entertainment Centre on Wednesday 11 October, 2017.
Lady Cilento Arts Program Manager Ms Lynne Seear said it was wonderful to have the Exhibition on display at Lady Cilento for a second year running.
“We are pleased to be promoting artwork, created by youth, that displays a link between art and wellbeing,” she said.
Prof. Crompton encouraged the public to vote for their favourite artwork on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/positivemindsetfestival/
“Voting is open until 10.00pm on Monday, 9 October 2017,” he said.
He thanked the festival’s highly valued partners for their support.
“Our partners, Queensland University of Technology, Logan Together, headspace, Griffith University, Children’s Health Queensland and Pop Up Radio Australia and the Queensland Academies Creative Industries, all worked incredibly hard to help nurture student’s talent and to fight the stigma surrounding mental health issues”, he said.
Student artwork will be on display on Level 2 of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
For further information on the Positive Mindset Creative Arts Festival visit https://metrosouth.health.qld.gov.au/arts-festival