Image shown: Artwork by Gearoid MacGabhann

Art Is A Wound Turned into Light is a community Facebook page which is used as a forum to display the work of Irish artists whose work is appropriate to the area of mental health. The page is run by Please Talk, a student-led Irish mental health movement, and regularly hosts different themes. The current theme is Portrait Month. The administrators are seeking artists to contribute images that will be displayed on the page throughout December. 

Please send jpeg images, title/s, a brief description of the work and its connection to the area of mental health. The artists are welcome to provide their contact details and price of work also. With respect to artistic styles and themes, the broader the range the better!

Email images and statements to

Please Talk recently hosted Art Is A Wound Turned Into Light, an exhibition on mental health at NUI Galway which ran during Mental Health Week. The exhibition featured work by 17 Galway-based artists and highlighted the therapeutic and communicative value of art in the area of mental health.


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