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Out Of Sight Out Of Mind

Now in its fifth year, Out of Sight, Out of Mind (OOSOOM) is an exhibition of artworks created in relation to peoples’ experiences of mental health issues. It is part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival (SMHAF).

I will be exhibiting two objects from my ‘Joy’ series, exploring the disconnect we experience from joy during mental ill health, and creating work which allows us to be joyous again.

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Groups and individuals have made their work with a range of motivations, including personal expression, development of artistic practice, experiencing the therapeutic benefits of making, formal art therapy and political activism. Many have responded to this year’s SMHAF festival theme which is ‘reclaim’. Come and see Summerhalls expansive gallery spaces full of artworks which discuss, celebrate, reveal and highlight aspects of mental health.

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

Opening Night:

Thursday the 10th of August 6:30-8:30pm

Opening hours

Wed 11 Oct 2017 - Sun 29 Oct 2017

11:00-18:00 (not open Mondays)

OOSOOM: Uncovered

11, 18 and 25 October, 14:00–14.30pm. Free.

Each Wednesday afternoon some artists will offer insights in to their work. Different artists will talk each week. Spaces are limited, so booking is essential.

For further information about the exhibition or to book a place on OOSOOM: Uncovered –

Phone: 0131 273 5116


Earlier Event: August 16