INDIGENOUS artists are invited to share their culture and interpretation of “wellbeing” through a new competition.
Richmond Wellbeing is a specialist in mental health |recovery and is celebrating its work with the Aboriginal community by launching its inaugural The Art of Wellbeing exhibition.
Up to 20 finalists will be |selected from the entries |received, with all finalists paid for their artwork, which will then be showcased and auctioned to raise funds for Richmond’s Aboriginal mental health program.
The project was developed in consultation with Elders Uncle Albert and Aunty Irene McNamara and the competition winner will get a chance to work with celebrated artists Wendy Hayden, a Noongar woman and Janine Daddo.
Richmond Wellbeing CEO Neil Guard said the exhibition would offer an opportunity for budding Aboriginal artists to be exposed to the wider community and potentially a buying market.
“This unique project aims to reach into the Aboriginal community, demonstrate our ongoing commitment to reconciliation and will also help to further enhance wellbeing in the community by raising funds,” Mr Guard said.
More funds will be raised from a collaboration artwork between Ms Hayden and Ms Daddo.
Entries for the competition close on October 27.
For more information, visit rw.org.au.