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The 2021 Recovered Futures Art Exhibition was held from 9 to 15 October in Brisbane City Hall and King George Square. This year we welcomed more than 2,500 visitors to the event. Online sales are open until Sunday 31 October.

About the 2021 instalment

This year's event showcases the talents of more than 120 artists and 200 artworks. Every exhibiting artist has a lived experience of mental illness, either through their own direct personal experience or in their role as a carer or family member. By viewing the exhibition and purchasing artwork, you are recognising the artists’ work and their stories. Exhibiting artists receive 85 per cent of artwork sale proceeds. 

The 2021 Recovered Futures Art Exhibition is a major Queensland Mental Health Week event. It was held from Saturday 9 to Friday 15 October in King George Square and Brisbane City Hall. 

Introducing your event host

The Recovered Futures Art Exhibition is proudly hosted by Richmond Fellowship Queensland (RFQ). RFQ provides professional recovery-orientated, psychosocial services and national telehealth services.

RFQ combines the inspirational vision and values of our founders with progressive thinking, advanced research and evidence-based practice to realise its vision: a future recovered for people facing mental health challenges and social disadvantage.

 "At RFQ we support people in recovery. We inspire hope and empower people. We work with our partners to support people’s recovery. Together, we can recover futures."

LEARN MORE ABOUT RFQ

Celebrating 30 years

Thirty years ago a small group of Brisbane creatives were inspired to give a voice to people living with mental illness. Hosted by the Schizophrenia Fellowship of Queensland, members adorned the walls of their drop in centre with art - taking guests on a poetic journey of self-discovery.

Over the years, the exhibition grew into an iconic Brisbane event and became a powerful platform for raising awareness of mental health, recovery and wellbeing. Today, the annual event is a major feature of Queensland Mental Health Week and a mainstay on the Brisbane art calendar.  

In 2021, we are proud to acknowledge and celebrate the event's 30-year milestone.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EVENT'S HISTORY

The Recovered Futures Art Exhibition has an award-winning history - receiving a Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Award in 2014 and a 2019 Australia Day Cultural/Arts Award.

A word from our artists

While this event continues to capture the interest of visitors, it also has a profound impact on exhibiting artists. A small number of people have seen the magic unfold since the beginning three decades ago. For others, this is their first year exhibiting. Click through the slideshow above to read some of their stories.

About RFQ

The Recovered Futures Art Exhibition is proudly hosted by Richmond Fellowship Queensland (RFQ). RFQ provides professional recovery-orientated, psychosocial services and national telehealth services.

"At RFQ we support people in recovery. We inspire hope and empower people. We work with our partners to support people’s recovery. Together, we can recover futures. Our vision for a future recovered for people facing mental health challenges and social disadvantage is the driving force behind our success. With a proud history spanning nearly five decades, today we are Queensland’s leading community mental health provider. "

LEARN MORE ABOUT RFQ

Celebrating 30 years

Thirty years ago a small group of Brisbane creatives were inspired to give a voice to people living with mental illness. Hosted by the Schizophrenia Fellowship of South Queensland, members adorned the walls of their drop in centre with art - taking guests on a poetic journey of self-discovery.

Every exhibiting artist has a lived experience of mental illness, either through their own direct personal experience or in their role as a carer or family member. By viewing the exhibition and purchasing artwork, you are recognising the artists’ work and their stories.

In 2021, we are proud to acknowledge and celebrate the event's 30 year milestone.

The Recovered Futures Art Exhibition has an award-winning history - receiving a Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Award in 2014 and a 2019 Australia Day Cultural/Arts Award.

Artist Spotlight 

A word from our artists

While this event continues to capture the interest of visitors, it also has a profound impact on exhibiting artists. A small number of people have seen the magic unfold since the near beginning three decades ago. For others, this is their first year exhibiting. Click through the slideshow above to read some of their stories.