The ME in Mental Health

A digital visual art exhibition as part of the Mental Health Month 2023.

woman standing in front of multicolored wall

To recognise Mental Health Month in October 2023, UNSW Health Promotions Unit and UNSW Culture hosted The ME In Mental Health, an exhibition of digital art by UNSW students showcasing their unique mental health journeys. This online exhibition aims to help destigmatise mental illness in our UNSW community.

Winners

Congratulations to the winner of the 2023 The ME in Mental Health Art Competition, Matti for their work 100,000 Marks of Anxiety.

The judging panel was very pleased by the overall standard of entries, and recognised that the winning work showed considerable conceptual artistic merit, and was an understated message of self-care and compassionate support through creative expression.

The artist of the winning work was awarded $1000, and artists of three highly commended works each received $250. The prizes were funded by UNSW Health Promotions Unit.

All of the works will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award of $250, chosen by student vote. 

Highly Commended

The prizes were awarded by a judging panel chaired by Sonia Maddock, Head of Culture, comprising:

  • Courtney Wagner, Curator, UNSW Art Unit

  • Rainbow Wu, Student Minds Assistant, UNSW Health Promotions Unit 

  • Kalyisah Mohammed Farid, Health Promotion Officer, UNSW Health Promotions Unit

  • Karen Yuen, Senior Project Officer - Mental Health, UNSW Health Promotions Unit 

This event is brought to you as part of UNSW's Mental Health Month coordinated by the Health Promotion Unit. To learn more, check our website out here.

Content Warning: Conversations about mental health and mental illness can sometimes be difficult but you don’t need to face it alone. Find the support you need by contacting UNSW Mental Health Connect.