Wellbeing in the Basket: Parkwood artist wins first Richmond Wellbeing Art of Wellbeing competition

Lea Taylor's winning piece, Wellbeing in the Basket.
Lea Taylor's winning piece, Wellbeing in the Basket.

A PARKWOOD artist has taken out Richmond Wellbeing’s inaugural The Art of Wellbeing competition and exhibition.

For her entry Wellbeing in the Basket, Lea Taylor used leftover materials from her community art groups to create a hand-woven basket.

She said the piece demonstrated the good that came from being in a happy and healthy space.

“This piece represents my work with the community and how I teach others to use art as a means of therapy and a path to wellbeing, while no materials go to waste,” she said.

The Art of Wellbeing competition gives Aboriginal people the chance to share their culture through art.

All 22 pieces in the exhibition went up for auction, with part of the funds raised going to the expansion of Richmond Wellbeing’s Aboriginal mental health programs.

Richmond Wellbeing chief executive Neil Guard said the exhibition and competition had been a “unique and enriching” experience.

“It has allowed us to reach into the Aboriginal community, demonstrate our ongoing commitment to reconciliation and with the funds raised, it will also help to further enhance wellbeing in the community through enhancing our Aboriginal programs,” he said.

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