Congratulations to Raphaela Rosella (Rosie) who is working as a digital photographic artist on the ‘Looking Back to the Future’ intergenerational digital storytelling project and who has been nominated
to attend a World Master Class in photojournalism in the U.S A.
The Healthier Communities Strategy is winding up across the Hastings region with over 160 young people participating in the Live Well, Eat Well, Move Well ‘Circus Mooves’ program in partnership with Port Macquarie Hastings Council, Wauchope Neighbourhood Centre, Area Health, D.E.T , Biripai L.A.L.C , Bunyah L.A.L.C and Bindi Aboriginal Heritage & Cultural Centre.
‘Circus Mooves’ – Healthier Communities Strategy
Across the Mid North Coast, the Youth Fest project in partnership with MiiMi Aboriginal Corporation is delivering training and workshops in events management and production.
The project is collaborating with Links to Learning, Nambucca Youth Services and Kempsey TAFE pathways programs to provide sustainable outcomes for the young people participating in the project. Art produced will be showcased during Youth Week at Youth Fest events.
Congratulations to Kerrie Grace, on the inaugural Social Enterprise for Wellbeing and Mental Health 2011 conference based in the Nambucca Valley (NSW). The conference explored the role of social enterprise in community wellbeing and how it can be utilised as a tool for early intervention in mental health.
Keynote speakers at the conference included ConNetica Director Professor John Mendoza, who has served several executive positions including the inaugural Chair of the Australian Government’s National Advisory Council on Mental Health, CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia and CEO of the Australian Sports Drug Agency.
Other speakers include a Patron of the Australian Men’s Shed Association Professor Barry Golding, Michael Newman, Dr. John Tickell, May Lam (Social Traders), Steve Lawrence (Australian Social Innovation Exchange), Jo Barrket (QUT), Donnie Maclurcan (Project Australia), Social Firms Australia and Nic Bolto (Ostara) The conference was well attended and proved to be a great success. www. socialenterpriseconference.blogspot.com/2010/11/conference-brief.html
A proposed inter-generational arts based strategy is being developed for delivery in communities in Victoria The strategy aims to provide opportunities for training for participants and partnering stakeholders through the arts and community development practice.
Further sightings and news from the Cambodian Space Project – who have been granted Visa’s to tour the USA and showcase their music at the South by South West Festival in Austin, Texas
This month’s featured artist is: