Arts and Health Australia

6th Annual Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Arts and Health Conference

Registrations Now Open

Major Partners

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Arts and Health Australia is excited to be collaborating with the National Gallery of Victoria and VicHealth, as Major Partners, to present the 2014 annual international arts and health conference in Melbourne.

The National Gallery of Victoria is committed to ensuring that all people in the community have access to our permanent collections and special exhibitions.
Our NGV Access programs are highly recognised and this was reinforced in February 2014 with our Access team winning the Arts Portfolio Award for Leadership in Disability Access.
The NGV strongly supports the role of the arts in healthcare. Creative activity has always been recognised to have beneficial effects on health and the quality of life. The arts, creativity and the imagination are a great driving force for health and wellbeing: they help keep the individual resilient, assist recovery and nurture a flourishing society.
We are very pleased to collaborate with Arts and Health Australia to produce the 6th Annual ‘The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing’ International Arts and Health Conference from 11 to 13 November, 2014.

Jill Wylie 

Programs Administrator
National Gallery of Victoria
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Victoria 3004

5th Annual Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Arts and Health Conference

The 2013 conference was held at the College of Fine Arts (COFA), University of NSW and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia November 12-14.

Thank you to all delegates for making it such a successful and memorable event.

Congratulations to the winners of the Arts and Health Australia Awards for Excellence 2013, and we hope to see you all in Melbourne in 2014. Details will be released shortly.

Arts and Health Awards Winners 2013

Left to right: Joe Ibbitson, Community Programs Coordinator, Penrith City Council, NSW; Christina Davies, Researcher and PhD Candidate, University of Western Australia, WA; Simone Flavelle, Manager Ageing and Disability, DADAA inc, WA; Margret Meagher, Executive Director, Arts and Health Australia; Glen Murray, Founding Artistic Director, MADE (Mature Artists Dance Expression), TAS; Andrea Farley and Jane Christie, Health Promotion, Gippsland Community Health, VIC; Pamela Bruder, Coordinator Lifestyle Department and Life Enrichment Program Coordinator, Emmy Monash Aged Care, VIC; Alison Page, CEO, Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance and the National Aboriginal Design Agency, NSW. (Gary Glazner not present) Conference photography courtesy Prof Ladona Tornabene and Dr Lisa Vogelsang, University of Minnesota Duluth, USA 2013