The Art Space Bahrain launches open call for new mental health exhibition

Safer Spaces will explore the importance of self-love and self-care

The Art Space Bahrain launches open call for new mental health exhibition

The Art Space in Bahrain Bay is calling for submissions for a new exhibition focusing on mental health in the Middle East.

Safer Spaces will deal with themes relating to pain, security, hope and support, and explore the importance of self-love and self-care. It will also ask questions about why we are still hesitant to speak about mental health, and how to have these conversations.

The Art Space is now calling for submissions from artists based across the GCC.

Whether you’re in the early stages of your career, or are more established, as long as you have something to say about mental health your submissions will be welcomed.

Painters, designers, videographers and photographers, and even architects, are encouraged to submit their work.

According to The Art Space, “This exhibit aims to shed light on a long overdue need to end the taboo around the conversation of Mental Health in the Middle East.

“With ‘Safer Spaces’, artists are encouraged to explore and portray one of the more intimate and vulnerable spaces on the planet - the mind.”

The exhibition was originally due to take place between June 6 and July 4, but the opening date has been postponed and the showcase will begin whenever it is safe to do so.

You have until May 30 to send your work over to The Art Space for consideration.

If you’d like to take part, send your artist statement, CV, clear images of your work along with a description over to

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