Photographic exhibition at Gatakers Artspace in Maryborough - \
Photographic exhibition at Gatakers Artspace in Maryborough - \"Recovery in Focus\" by Andrew Leggett to raise awareness about mental health issues. (L) Omar Mercuri and Jason Bewick from Uniting Care. Alistair Brightman

TOUCHING DISPLAY: Exhibition relays a message of hope

DOZENS of photos spoke more than a thousand words at the opening of Recovery in Focus, an exhibition at Maryborough's Gatakers Artspace.

The photos are of people in various stages of recovery from mental illness, sharing their stories and achievements.

Award-winning photographer Andrew Leggett created the exhibiton.

He has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, having travelled throughout the world taking photos.

Recovery in Focus embraces a subject that is close to Mr Leggett's heart.

He experienced his late brother's struggles with mental illness, which left a lasting impact on him.

He views the exhibit as an opportunity to create awareness around a difficult subject and relay a message of hope.

The exhibition is touring throughout Queensland and will be in Maryborough until September 30.