A travelling exhibition encouraging visitors to go on an exploration of self discovery to help manage mental health has opened in Glasgow.
Journey of the Mind combines Sikh teachings with new forms of storytelling to share a message of inclusivity, kindness, and equality.
It has been created by the arts organisation, Without Shape Without Form, and is on display at the city’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
“The mind is something we all have in common” curator Deep Kaur Kailey, explains.
“It’s a really interesting exhibition that doesn’t talk about our difference but talks about the commonality and the commonality and the thread that weaves through this exhibition is the mind.”
It features figurative drawings and digitally created paintings by world-renowned Sikh artist Kanwar Singh, and short films by British animator Christian Wood.
The newest installation in the display is called Medicine for the Mind – exploring the difference between the mind and the brain.
“The mind can’t be seen, you can’t see it on an x-ray.
“It is the essence of who we are and so when you’re feeling that pain, that anxiety, whatever that pain is defined as for you personally, the question is what kind of doctor do I need for my mind, what is the medicine to heal my mind?,” says Michelle Grespan, Operations Director.
Ameet Hundal, Community Engagement Manager, said: “Where this exhibition takes you is that all of our pain all starts from just that one thought.
“When that thought is left uncontrolled it spirals and revolves into many thoughts and that causes you that real pain and suffering that we’re all feeling right now.
“This starts to just explore that and get you to really understand that that’s what’s happening and then powerfully it gives you that way out, that solution.”
The Journey of the Mind exhibition is free of charge and on display at the city’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery until the October 23.