Mirdilyayanthi – Tarnanthi Festival 2021
By Grace Bennett, Elizabeth Close, Shane Cook, Thomas Readett and Jackie Saunders
Curated by Lauren Simeoni
Our Arts in Health program is proud to exhibit Mirdilyayanthi as part of Tarnanthi – a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across the country to share important stories.
Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Blue Heart Gallery, Ground Floor, Zone A, Kermode Street, North Adelaide SA 5006.
Dates and Opening Hours
15 Oct 2021 – 31 Jan 2022
9am – 5pm daily
*Please note: Due to COVID-19 there are visitor restrictions in the Hospital. To remain updated on this information visit www.wch.sa.gov.au.
Five contemporary artists reveal how the process of art-making helps them to express personal stories and connect with their Aboriginal heritage. These influential artists are breaking ground in their fields and creating positive pathways for themselves and others for the future. This exhibition, presented in a health environment under the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Arts in Health program, seeks to enrich and inspire the experiences for young patients in their wellness journey.
‘Making artwork for me is compulsory to the way I live. It is a therapy to help me work through things and keeps me staying strong.’ – Thomas Readett
Mirdilyayanthi Artist Gathering for the Women’s and Children’s Hospital community
Date and time: Friday 26th November, 12:30 – 2:30pm
Access: Wheelchair accessible, accessible toilets and lifts.
Artists will discuss their artworks in Mirdilyayanthi / Shine Bright’- an exhibition which aims to project positivity, self-worth and cultural awareness, especially for the young patients and visitors in the Hospital. The artists will also talk about the strength they have received from mentoring support systems and the power of art making within a Paediatric Hospital.