Doncaster art fair - Art as a response to mental health online exhibition

Doncaster art fair Launches the 2nd edition of their successful online international art exhibition themed “Art as a response to Mental Health”

Building on the success of their 2021 mental health themed art exhibition which saw over 145,000 online visitors and 500 artists from 42 countries, Doncaster art fair is once again on the search for artists who against all odds have used art as a coping mechanism for everyday life. This exhibition will be showcased online and will present works by artists from around the world who are at different stages of their career, from aspiring, to emerging and established artists.

The director and curator of this exhibition, Chinwe Russell, an established Doncaster artist herself says:

“Art is used more and more as a form of therapy by many organizations, it is often a way for people to communicate when words fail, it awakens the imagination, it brings a sense of mental calm, and most importantly, it engenders a sense of accomplishment in the individual. There are many artists around the world who suffer from mental health, and in many cases, the pandemic has been especially challenging. This is why this exhibition is so important, it enables these artists to communicate on a world stage by showing off their wonderful creations, which in most cases tell incredible stories of human courage and perseverance”

This exhibition which is sponsored by Doncaster council and supported by Visit Doncaster puts Doncaster on the world stage of international art destination, a place where every artists of any ability can thrive. The works of the longlisted artists will be voted on by the general public who will select a shortlist. The selected shortlist will then be presented before a panel of Judges chosen from Doncaster and in most cases established artists in their own right. The top 3 winners will win cash prizes of £400,£300 £200 respectively. There are equally other smaller cash prizes for the shortlisted artists.

The exhibition opens online on on 28th May and closes on 30th June.

Doncaster art fair is now calling all artists to apply now to exhibit their work, entries close on 21st May