Cold, Dark (Winner: Community Members)

Cold, Dark (Winner: Community Members)

Artist: Lenore Gale Description: Three years ago, my best friend walked into the cold woods at 6 am and hung herself with her winter scarf. The cold dark physical space in which she took her life became a metaphor to me, a representation of the cold dark mental space that she slowly walked into for ... Read More »

Untitled (Sculpture) – Winner, University & College Students

Untitled (Sculpture) – Winner, University & College Students

Artist: Sherine Elsharnouby Artist Bio: I am a neuroscience masters student at Carleton University. I have always been very passionate about mental health both from a science point of view and through artistic expression. Description: “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re ... Read More »

The obtuse brain

Artist: Samantha Coates Artist Bio: I am a second year Neuroscience Masters student, studying resiliency, social connectedness and genetics Description: The brain may appear the same in most people, but in reality it is extraordinarily different from person to person. These differences drastically change an individual’s mental health. It is important that we understand the ... Read More »

Decoded Eye

Artist: Kirk D. Artist Bio: Kirk is 11 years old and loves to create art as a way to express what he can’t express in words. Description: Non-verbal communication, particularly reading the emotions seen in the eyes are challenge to those living with ASD. Decoded eye represents the struggle Kirk has with reading non-verbal communication ... Read More »

Self Portrait: Oil on Canvas

Self Portrait: Oil on Canvas

Artist: Sophia B Artist Bio: Sophia (grade 4) has been inspired to create art from a very early age. Currently Sophia is exploring her creativity through self-portraiture. Description: Self Portrait, oil on canvas Read More »

Self Portrait (Etching)

Self Portrait (Etching)

Artist: Sophia B Artist Bio: Sophia (grade 4) has been inspired to create art from a very early age. Currently Sophia is exploring her creativity through self-portraiture. Description: Etched self portrait on scratch art paper Read More »

Labelled

Labelled

Artist: Saila M. Artist Bio: I am a twelve-year old girl living in the midst of nature in the area I call home; the close-knit neighbourhoods of Dunrobin, which I find rather ironic since I barely have any neighbours in a close proximity. Since the chilly month of January, I’ve been overcome by some pretty ... Read More »

Puzzle

Puzzle

Artist: Kirk D. Artist Bio: Kirk is 11 years old and loves to create art as a way to express what he can’t express in words. Description: Daily challenges at school left Kirk broken, but unable to verbalize what he needed to heal. Before Kirk was diagnosed with ASD, his daily interactions with teachers and ... Read More »

Self Portrait: Sophia B (Flower)

Self Portrait: Sophia B (Flower)

Artist: Sophia B. Artist Bio: Sophia (grade 4) has been inspired to create art from a very early age. Currently Sophia is exploring her creativity through self-portraiture. Description: Self Portrail Read More »

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