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The 2021 Recovered Futures Art Exhibition will run from 9 to 15 October in Brisbane City Hall and King George Square. Entry is free.


This year's event showcases the talents of 150 artists and more than 200 artworks. Each exhibiting artist has a lived experience of mental illness, either through their own personal diagnosis or in their role as a carer or volunteer. By viewing the exhibition and purchasing artwork, you are supporting artists to share their stories and celebrate their talents. Exhibiting artists receive 85% of all artwork sold.

9 - 10 October: 10:00am to 4:00pm
11 - 14 October: 9:00am to 5:00pm
15 October (City Hall only): 9:00am to 12:00pm

Proudly hosted by 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"

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. 

Over the years, the event quickly spiralled into an iconic Brisbane event and became a powerful platform for raising awareness of mental health, recovery and wellbeing. From Fortitude Valley to the Brisbane Convention Centre, the Riverside Centre, Southbank, King George Square and City Hall – today the annual event is a mainstay on the Brisbane art calendar and a major feature during Queensland Mental Health Week. 

"This Art Exhibition is an award-winning event, receiving a Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Award in 2014 and a 2019 Australia Day Cultural/Arts Award."