Inaugural Arts and Health Australia Awards for Excellence
The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Arts and Health Conference Port Macquarie NSW Australia, 10 – 13 November 2009
Congratulations to the 2009 Award Winners - in the following categories:
Arts in Primary Health – Efterpi Soropos, Artist in Residence, McCulloch House, Palliative Care Unit Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Victoria
Community Arts and Health – Alison Clough, Director, Pioneer Projects and Looking Well, Bentham, United Kingdom
Arts in Health Promotion – Molly Carlile, Consortium Manager, North and West Metropolitan Region, Palliative Care Consortium, Melbourne, Victoria
Arts and Health Research – Susan Perlstein, Founder and Director, Education and Training, National Centre for Creative Aging, Washington DC, and Founder, Elders Share the Arts, New York, USA – shared posthumously with Dr Gene Cohen MD, PhD, Founding Director, Center on Aging, Health & Humanities, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA.
Medical Humanities and Education – Dr Jill Gordon, General Practitioner and Associate Professor, Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW
International Leadership in Arts and Health – Paula Terry, Director, Office of AccessAbility, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington DC, USA
National Leadership in Arts and Health – David Doyle, Executive Director, Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts Australia (DADAA), WA
Award Winners were presented with individually designed and hand crafted pens, from a range of Australian timbers, by artist Ian Dorney.