Author Archives: Matthew Bennett

Regional Centre of Culture – Just Add Water 2012 Community Impact Report

Independent Consultant Dr Christine Putland has delivered an extensive evaluation report demonstrating the profound impact Just Add Water has made on the community of Goolwa. It is a testament to everyone involved – artists, arts companies (both from within the community and without) and to the local community of 6000 people who racked up over 53,000 appearances […]

This is a Border(town) publication now available

It’s finally here! Our ‘This is a Border(town)’ publication is now available in print AND online! This beautiful and provocative publication makes for compelling reading and we are so proud to be able to share it with you all. Physical copies are available from the Walkway Gallery in Bordertown. View an interactive version below, or download a […]

Nikki Carson – Memoirs

Though not born in this Bordertown, I moved here with my family when I was nine years old. My father’s home town, my extended family have a long history in the area. I began playing the piano at a very young age, thanks to my father, who would sit and play and sing nursery rhymes […]

Bringing people together

And now we bring all the elements together…acrobatic routines are being refined, piano repertoire is being fine-tuned and polished, the soundscapes of locals testifying on everything from first household piano memories to the nerves of piano lessons and first public performances, to the colour and swirl of the local country dance where nearly all the […]


On the piano hunter trail Daryl Wallis and Country Arts SA visited the Lameroo Memorial Hall to investigate the state of the Laffargue from New York. With a tinker and tune – she’ll be ready to share the stage in her upcoming role in Reclaimed Pianos. We visited Edna Gilbertson and Elsie Webb at the Aged […]


Goals Change and Adaptation aims to contribute to improving health and wellbeing for communities and individuals by embedding arts practice in the delivery of services provided by the health and environment sectors. This involves the introduction of collaborative projects with artists that offer new and different ways for organisations to work. In the process it […]

Tough Guise

Artist:  Mike Tye A Men’s Health visual art installation with voice recordings that debunks the ‘Superman’ image Artist, Michael Tye, worked with staff from the Southern Fleurieu Health Service and various men from the Southern Fleurieu region to create  a series of four panels around the theme of Men’s Health using the central figure of Superman. […]


Artists:  Cath Cantlon  l  Tis Milner Nichols  l  Barbary O’Brien  l  Robert Petchell  l  Mike Tye The reimagining of significant doors at the Southern Fleurieu Health Service Doors of significance to staff at the Southern Fleurieu Health Service were removed prior to demolition of the old buildings on the Victor Harbor campus in early 2014. A call went out […]

Special Delivery Stories

Artists:  Emily Steel  l  Mike Tye Stories delivered to residents of Alexandrina Council region Writer Emily Steel  worked with the local Sand Writers group and Alexandrina Centre for Positive Ageing and other home based services to collect older people’s reminiscences and develop them into stories. A total of 84 stories were collected from 39 writers and […]

Reflections on Wellness

Artist: Cath Cantlon An installation wall of mirrored thoughts on wellbeing Cath offered staff and clients of the Southern Fleurieu Health Service (SFHS)  and a Kangaroo Island Carers support group the chance to reflect on what wellness means to them.  Participants were assisted to explore words and images that represent wellbeing and craft them into a design. […]