Art as Advocacy
Out of Sight Out of Mind
About the exhibition
Out of Sight Out of Mind is an annual multi-media exhibition which shows artworks made by people who have experience of mental health issues. It takes place in Edinburgh during October and now also as an online exhibition.
The exhibition is organised by people with lived experience of mental health issues. It is part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival and Edinburgh Thrive Arts Programme. It is facilitated by CAPS Independent Advocacy.
Submit your artwork
People who have personal lived experience of mental health issues can submit artwork to the exhibition, as an individual or as a group
Help organise the exhibition
People with lived experience of mental health issues, and organisations working on behalf of people with lived experience of mental health are welcome to join the exhibition’s Planning Group. CAPS support the group in this work.
The Planning Group meet regularly throughout the year. Sometimes people focus on specific tasks like social media, and many get involved in the practical aspects of putting the exhibition on and helping in October.
Having people with lived experience of mental health issues organise the exhibition helps to ensure that voices and needs of the people who are exhibiting are centred.
You can expect an informal and welcoming group. They welcome people regardless of their previous arts experience.