Author Archives: Matthew Bennett

Pit Stop Car

Artist:  Cath Cantlon Installation for a Men’s Health project at the Kangaroo Island Field Day Artistic Outcomes and Process Southern Adelaide-Fleurieu-Kangaroo Island Medicare Local (SAFKIML) approached Cath to develop a display that would attract men to the health marquee at the biannual KI Field Day.  The field day is attended by large numbers of primary producers, trades and secondary producers.  […]

Our Corka Bubs

Artists:  Sally Chance  l  Gina Rings  l  Heather Frahn An interactive dance/play with a focus on Aboriginal babies 4 – 24 months The seeds for The Corka Bubs (formally known as ‘This (Baby) Life’)  were sown as part of Murray Mallee Community Health’s contribution to Change and Adaptation. The Health Service wanted to target young mothers to […]

Off the Wall

Artist: Barbary O’Brien  l  Rebecca Hicks A series of wall panels from a child’s view of health and happiness Working with an open brief, Barbary and Rebecca considered various approaches to creating a 3D interactive mural for the Early Learning for Families (ELF) garden located at Southern Fleurieu Health Service in Victor Harbor. The artists attended […]

Not a Puppet State

Artists:  Tis Milner-Nicholls  l  Emily Steel  l  Mike Tye  l  Robert Petchell Puppetry with socially isolated clients of the Southern Fleurieu Health Service  Stories and key issues facing the client group were gathered and re-worked into short scripts.  The topics participants canvassed included environmental degradation, violence, drugs, grief, abuse, loneliness and issues that led to discussions about health […]

No Ifs Ands or Butts

Artist:  Gus Clutterbuck Ceramic workshops in the Mobilong Correctional Facility Gus Clutterbuck ran a series of workshops in the art of ceramics In November and December 2014.  Participants learnt the principles of slip cast artwork, how to make molds and how to join clay surfaces. The workshops provided an opportunity for health workers to facilitate […]

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Artist:  Robert Petchell  l  Sasha Gribch  l  Catherine Murphy  l  Cath Cantlon  l  Emily Steel A series of audios, transcripts, musical score and script, films and etched glasses from interviews that tell positive stories of resilience in the face of the impacts of climate change  A series of interviews were conducted with eight primary producers and […]

NAIDOC Week 2013/2014

Artists:  Nancy Bates  l  John Baker A performance at a NAIDOC week 2013 Elders lunch Following on from the Laugh Yourself Well workshops, Nancy Bates and John Baker performed several songs produced in the song writing workshops at an Elders lunch in Murray Bridge. The event was recorded by filmmaker Paul Gallash. Partner Outcomes  promotion of key health messages […]

Music Connect

Artist:  Robert Petchell Music workshops with SFHS Staff and clients in Victor Harbor and Create & Connect in Goolwa   Following the success of the Demolition Symphony, composer and music director Robert Petchell  continued to meet with staff and clients of the Southern Fleurieu Health Service to explore further works.  Robert ran two groups, one at Victor […]

Mt Barker Maternity Installations

Artist:  Cath Cantlon Installation of a mural and a copper sculpture in the new maternity wing of the Mt Barker Hospital   Artist Cath Cantlon was commissioned to create artworks reflecting the local Peramangk culture for the new reception area of the Mt Barker Hospital maternity ward . Cath worked with the local Aboriginal community to […]

Mosaic Mural

Artists:  Mike Tye  l   Didge McHughes (artist’s assistant) Ngarrindjeri/Ramindjeri health and wellbeing mosaic mural at the Victor Medical Centre (Old Courthouse), Victor Harbor In January 2014, artists Mike Tye and Didge McHughes began work on a mosaic mural that would convey healthy living messages and reflect the enduring cultural aspects of the Ngarrindjeri – Ramindjeri people. The […]