Purpose of the Exhibition

Piece of Mind is an art exhibition showcasing pieces of work that answer the question: What does psychological health mean to you?

Piece of Mind aims to inspire members of the community, through artistic expression, to live psychologically healthy lifestyles by adopting healthy coping skills. We have partnered with the Vancouver Public Library to showcase YOUR PIECE OF MIND. We are a national art exhibition that promotes psychological health, works to break the stigma surrounding psychological health and aims to inspire the community to live psychologically healthy lives. Submissions will be available for public viewing with the hopes of facilitating a platform that will transfer these pieces of art into pieces of individual inspiration and motivation.

Inspire

What does psychological health and healthy coping mean to you?

Piece of Mind aims to focus on wellness while striving to stimulate and inspire individuals. We are inviting individuals to showcase their creativity by demonstrating artistically what psychological wellness means to them. The project aims to promote healthy coping and reinforce the importance of psychological health; while encouraging discussion within the community.

Objectives

Purpose

Piece of Mind aims to focus on wellness while striving to stimulate and inspire individuals. We are inviting individuals to showcase their creativity by demonstrating artistically what psychological wellness means to them. The project aims to promote healthy coping and reinforce the importance of psychological health; while encouraging discussion within the community.

Draw: Tuition & Art Supplies

Participants showcased in the exhibit will be entered in one of our two random draws. One draw will be tuition for student participants and the second draw will be art supplies for all non-students participants.

Eligibility

Students are required to provide proof of enrolment if they wish to be entered in the student draw. Proof should include the student’s name, identification number, and the courses they are currently enrolled in from the post-secondary institution they are attending.

Vision

“As far back as my memory permits, I remember being fascinated with the intrinsic beauty of diversity. It helped me relate. I could feel the excitement rush down to my toes as I would immerse myself in a new culture. It was enchanting. Whether it was paintings or pictures, stories or words, movies or music-I was left lingering for more. The rawest forms of emotions could be felt through the refreshing beauty of art. I was hooked, I knew I wanted more. Even before I knew that psychology fascinated me, I knew people did. And they spoke so vividly through their art. There is no right or wrong interpretation. Art does not aim to judge. Rather, it aims to inspire by bringing to life these pieces in your mind.”

– Rukshana Hassanali, Founder

Established in 1938, the British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA) and its members are committed to supporting the emotional health and psychological well-being of British Columbians. BCPA believes that all British Columbians deserve access to high quality, clinically proven psychological care provided by Registered Psychologists.

Piece of Mind is an initiative of the BC Psychological Association intended to foster dialogue about mental health, mental illness and psychological treatment and recovery. By submitting a piece of artwork, individuals are indicating that they are consenting to have their artwork and name displayed in public, including at an art gallery and in an electronic publication that will be made available on the association website. They can choose to withdraw this consent at any time up to the point of publication nan distribution by contacting the BCPA. Works of art are forms of personal expression and do not necessarily express the viewpoint of the BC Psychological Association. While this initiative is intended to foster a healthy public dialogue, the BCPA is not responsible for the actions or view of private individuals who may choose to participate in this dialogue.

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