As part of a special edition of Studies in Social Justice, on mental health and illness as a social justice issue, guest editors Lacey Croft (York University), Mandi Gray (York University) and Heidi Rimke (University of Winnipeg) are seeking visual art submissions.
Artists or collaborative teams are encouraged to submit original print media pieces that challenges, resists, and disrupts the view that social inequalities (such as job loss, homelessness, suicide, and criminalization) are the result of individual mental illness.
Topics may include:
• psychiatric institutions
• racism and mental health
• (cyber)bullying and social control
• psychiatric survivors and patients
• the mental health crisis of prisoners
• criminalization, the courts, corrections
• pathologizing resistance
• representations of mental health/illness in popular culture
• mental health activism
• radical trauma work
• violence and mental health
• death, dying, grief and mental health
All submissions must be original works of art including but not limited to: traditional drawing, printmaking and photography. Selected pieces will be utilized as (a) cover art of the special edition and/or (b) a visual essay.
Please send original electronic submissions, including a brief biography and 100-250 words describing the submission by November 1, 2015, to:
We are looking for representations that challenge, resist, and disrupt the view that social inequalities and social problems (such as unemployment, (cyber)bullying, homelessness, suicide, and criminalization) are the result of individual defects and flaws rather than social, political, economic, cultural, and/or spiritual deficits.
More information can be found on the following links: