Plus + Connection: Women's Health Through Creativity
The purpose of this session is to offer an interactive exploration of the key themes, processes and outcomes of the Floor Project and the Women's Story Wall, a major Arts in Health project conducted in partnership with Dale Street Women's Health Centre in South Australia. Dale Street Women's Health Centre is a community health centre working within a feminist and social justice framework. Throughout their twenty-one year history the Centre has utilised community cultural development as a means of addressing their core health objectives and giving marginalised women creative voice about their lives and communities. Using inspiring graphics, video and interactive activities, the workshop will describe the project and involve participants in examples of the collaborative community art making processes used in the project.
Keywords: Collaborative Art Making, Arts in Health Partnership, Community Participation, Community Capacity Building, Feminist and Social Justice Framework
Ms Margaret Edgecombe
Community Cultural Development Artist (consultant), Dale Street Women's Health Centre, Central Northern Adelaide Health Service, South Australia