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Colour My Mind
23 Oct 2014
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The Colour My Mind project, to raise awareness of the significant benefits of art for people dealing with mental health issues, was held during and leading up to Mental Health Week 2014. The wooden frame gradually became more colourful, as painted panels were attached during mental health week. The panels were prepared by a number of people who participated in arts workshops held by local artists for clients of mental health organisations. These workshops were a collaboration between the City of Bunbury and Pathways SouthWest who received funding from Arts WA to run the workshop program. This program was aimed at creative people who may be dealing with mental health issues and wish to seek a creative outlet. Workshops were designed to extend participants’ skills and confidence as artists to gain new opportunities and understand more about art-making and maintaining an arts practice. The art works attached to the cube shown in the photo are some of the outcomes of those workshops.

The project itself required minimal funding due to the generous contributions from Bunnings, who donated the materials for the cube plus their time to build the cube frame.

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Disability Health Regional Public Art Visual Arts Applied Artist Artist Emerging Artist NGO worker Sector Agency Teaching Artist Showcase art community art mental health
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