Soul Searching exhibition displayed at Dewsbury Museum

The Planet's Mental Illness

The Planet's Mental Illness

From now up to 31 March you are able to appreciate and admire ‘Soul Searching’ – an exhibition of mental health related art work which is currently on show at Dewsbury Museum.

The work on view in ‘Soul Searching’ is both thought-provoking and broad in scope. Some of it explores the dark recesses of the mind; other work uses the transformative power of art as a means to overcome mental health problems.

Submissions, including written work as well as visual art, have come from individual practitioners and from our organisations such as Women Centre Kirklees and Calderdale, Hoot Creative Arts and Glenside Hospital Museum (Bristol). As well as from across the country, contributions have come from Canada and Austria.

Discover the exhibition’s emotions

The exhibition examines the variety of emotions associated a sometimes sensitive subject including regret, sadness and anxiety as well as self-reflection, peace and awareness.

You will also be able to see how art is important to well-being and how it can be used as a coping mechanism for traumas and conditions such as depression, post-natal depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar. Some of the work is aimed at improving people’s mental health by being uplifting and also inspiring people to ask for help and to look beyond daily worries.

The exhibition, curated by Mark Milnes, of the Creative Arts Hub in Mirfield.

We ask that you are aware that ‘Soul Searching’ contains work with challenging themes that may not be suitable for children

Admission is free

More info

For more information you can contact Linda Levick by telephone on 01924 324766 or by emailing

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