I hope this finds you well
Care, collaboration & cake.
Night of stand-up comedy for NIMHAF & Mental Health Awareness week.
Enjoy a unique tour of the Diploma Collection of the RUA.
The Power of Arts, Advocacy & Activism
The Power of Arts, Advocacy & Activism on our Mental Health and Well-Being.
Messy, sensory play for guardians and their little ones
Jump, Jiggle & Jive
Colourful dance props, dancing games and activities.
Sound Mindfulness Experience
Sound experience promoting relaxation and mindfulness.
Photography Treasure Hunt
Fun photography workshop capturing Belfast’s rich architectural heritage.
Selection of curated music around the theme of 'Gather'
Three wonderful, fun art packs available specially for NIMHAF.
As You Are
Street art that explores mindfulness and meditation
Stained glass work made around the theme of ‘Gather’.
Manifesto for Wilderness
Publication examining injustices that people with ADHD face.
Gather our senses
'Gather our senses' cooking workshop - Flat bread and Tzatziki dip.
Collection work that attempts to illustrate our ‘Baggage’.
Everyday Drawing for Mindfulness
Short mindfulness drawing meditations that allow you to take a break and relieve stress.
Mindful mark-making workshop using objects from around your home.
Film directed by Dr John Deery, PhD Cinematic Arts.
Rag Rug Tutorial
Learn how to make your own simple rag rug with this fun tutorial
The Kitchen Table
The Kitchen Table – Creative Writing workshop with Mel Bradley.
Silver Tongued Deviance
Open mic platform for Spoken Word performers.
Create your own layered images responding to objects in the current exhibition.
Readings and performances in 7 minutes or less - an evening all about MIND.
Drawing on influences from classical, folk and traditional music, Seefin create a sound all of their own.
'Fool's Spring' Workshop
Workshop using the themes in Niamh Roberts ‘Fool’s Spring (in Berlin)’ work as a starting point.
Tribes & Tribulations
Helen Merrigan Colfer in conversation with Noelle Mc Alinden
Roonivoolin Unnamed Road
Big screen premiere of an improvised document of an artistic gathering on Ireland's most northerly island - Rathlin.
Rule Driven shape version 5
Video that makes Macormac's unique drawing process visible.
Gathering found objects for drawing
Fun and creative drawing workshop with found objects.
Diddley Bow Workshop
Acoustic tech workshop
T o g a t h e r
Exhibition exploring the landscape of the mind through semi figurative studies
Ambient sound artist DARDIS invites you to get immersed in sound through Hydro, an instrumental meditative album on the theme of water.
Seen to be Heard
Compelling solo exhibition of portraits honouring 16 female participants living with the challenges of Secondary Breast Cancer.
A Piece of Me ...
Group exhibition exploring the theme of ‘Gather’ and its meaning to Brain Injury Matters artists.
Paper craft and weaving workshop
Spring Butterfly Paper Craft workshop
Thanks Therapy! Podcast
Informative and light-hearted discussion of all things therapy and mental health.
Three-part podcast about underrepresented mental health issues.
Drawing buildings workshop
Guided drawing workshop with the renowned artist and architect.
Have a Blast
Have a Blast with ‘The Enthusiasts’ choir
Creative Miniature Gardening
Creative Miniature Gardening drop-in session
Half Way Out Of The Dark
Archival exhibition to be explored amid the importance of mental health and well-being.
Trolls: Emotions Workshop for Children
Film and emotions-themed workshop for children
Hybrid life drawing class
'Figure This' returns to the festival with an extra special hybrid life drawing class.
Junk Sculptures Family Workshop
Drop-in session for parents and their children. Try a range of creative activities together.
I too walked
Contemplative and unsettling listening experience.
The Quiet Land
Newly scored music to accompany archive film ‘The Quiet Land’.
Exhibition in CCA Project Space
3 Voice Pieces from Days Of Future Past
Three-part long-form radio collage piece
The Art of Conversation
Noelle McAlinden in conversation with a host of creatives in venues throughout Belfast.
'Gather' 2022 Publication
Read the NI Mental Health Arts Festival 2022 Publication on the theme of 'Gather'.
Scratchings, Abstractions, Stabs in the Dark
Exhibition of new work at The Strand Arts Centre.
Spontaneity Moves is a short documentary featuring renowned artist, Jack Packenham, in conversation.
A collaborative exhibition exploring concepts of control and reality.
Hayley Gault is a sheep farmer working on her family farm in East Antrim.
Poetry Map 2022
View all shortlisted poems on an interactive Poetry Map