The Heart Tay Heart Mask Exhibition

One of the main events of the Heart Tay Heart week in 2017, will be the mask exhibition in Slessor Gardens, starting Friday 21st April at 12 noon. In the exhibition we'll be displaying all the masks we receive from the people of Dundee, to show the many faces of mental health.

Each individual usually has only experienced their own mental health, and has no idea how others perceive it. For some people mental health might seem very gloomy, whilst for others mental health is all about maintaining a 'can do' attitude. This exhibition is about showing the many faces of mental health in order to broaden the public perception of what mental health actually means.

Mental health can be such a taboo subject, but it doesn't have to be. Together we can create change.

How to make a mask

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The Mask Exhibition in Slessor Gardens

The masks themselves will be put on display at an exhibition in Slessor Gardens during the Heart Tay Heart week in April 2017. The exhibition will start on Friday 21st April 2017, and will be free and open to the public all weekend, so please drop by to have a look at the creations of Dundee.

Please note, your mask may be injured during storage/the exhibition itself, and we are deeply sorry if this does happen.

We are working on plans for the masks after the main exhibition. Stay tuned for more updates on this as they are made.

Some of the masks contributed so far

Have a look at just a few of the masks contributed so far. As you can see, there are a wide range of designs, from very dark to bejewelled. Each one really represents the persons own experience of mental health, whether that's how they view their mental health currently, or how they want it to be. So some masks can be scary, whilst others are sparkly, but they demonstrate the wide range of emotions that are involved in mental health. We ask that you take the time to look through them all, to really take in 'The Many Faces of Mental Health in Dundee'.

Our Events Programme will be available for download in March 2017.

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Dundee Mental Health Awareness Week