Category Archives: Change and Adaptation


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. […]

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 […]