SUPPORT in Mind Scotland is staging an art exhibition throughout September at the Image Collective gallery space in Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh, featuring a collection of works from established and emerging artists.

The interactive exhibition entitled ‘Mandala’ – meaning the universe – has been supported by celebrated Scottish artist John Brown and will showcase the work of artists such as Thomas Cameron, Pat Edgar, Trevor Jones and Gerry Goldwyre, a past winner of BBC’s Masterchef.

Another exciting dimension to the exhibition is the use of Augmented Reality technology, which will help bring the paintings to life.

The confirmed list of artists also includes Abi Baikie, Kate Cunningham, Chris Edgar, Susie Johnston, Jude Mackay, Ellis O’Connor, Daphne Percy, Michael Robson, Bruce Shaw, Julie-Ann Simpson, Katherine Stewart- Brown, Samantha Wilson and Nicola Wiltshire.

 ‘Mandala’, which runs from 2-30 September, will cater for those with an appreciation of art or for the serious art collector with a section set aside for the best of the talented amateurs from within our own services. 

Support in Mind Scotland delivers services and support across 21 projects to people who live with serious mental health problems or mental illness, including people who are family members and friends.

The name was chosen as a striking Mandala design, produced by members in Castle Douglas and included in the exhbition, has become the symbol of Support in Mind Scotland’s ‘1 in 100’ Awareness and Fundraising campaign.

1 in 100 represents the statistic that one person in 100  will experience serious mental illness such as psychosis at some point in their lives. 

Frances Simpson, chief executive of Support in Mind Scotland, said: “We encourage you to see beyond what is on the canvas and see the skills, talents and inspirations that have motivated our artists, and to be enthralled by the new Augmented Reality technology that brings some of the paintings to life.

“We are grateful to the The Image Collective who have given us the gallery space free of charge and to the artists who have agreed to donate at least 10% of their sales to Support in Mind Scotland.”

A preview of the exhibition brochure can be viewed below...