Blue Heart Gallery
A Talent Within – the 2018 Staff and Volunteer Exhibition
Gallery Location: Ground Floor, Zone A — near Allied Health and Hospital School.
Exhibition Dates: 1 August – 30 September 2018.
Image Credit: Ngangka Bill by Sharon Meagher
The 2018 Talent Within exhibition celebrates the ‘talent within’ the Women’s and Children’s Health Network and features over 20 artists each showing off their skills in photography, textiles and visual art. This exhibition offers an opportunity to find a new connection, and a different side to the people that volunteer and work in the Women’s and Children’s Health Network. Talent Within is part of the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival official program.
The 2018 Exhibition features artwork from numerous wards and departments across the Health Network including: Neurology, Centre for Education and Training, the Sleep Unit, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, WCHN Volunteers, the Safety and Quality Unit, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical Imaging, Play Therapy in Michael Rice Centre and the Starlight Express Room.
The artists involved are: Peter Bailes, Jane Burfold, Christopher Faulkner, Captain Awkward, Helen Lewis, Honorah Lowe, Suzanne Mashtoub, Maggie McCabe, Sharon Meagher, Charmaine O’Reilly, Vesna Petiq, Deborah Rossi, Phoebe Smiley, Helen Snoswell, Christopher Sprod, Kristin Stone, Beverley Thierry, Emily Weinel, Chelsea Whyte and Western Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
‘Igniting Our Passions’ is a collaborative artwork by Western Child Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
Coordinated by Karen Darling, the staff at Western CAMHS have submitted a ‘team work’ that involves celebrating and highlighting their relationships, interests and passions, beyond their work roles and identities. Their piece is called ‘Igniting our Passions’ and reflects the idea of ‘ignite’ – the arise of a strong emotion. By using small match boxes as their individual canvases for the project they connect with the metaphor of igniting candles when we celebrate, or of having a “fire in our belly” about something, drawing attention to something, or even thinking or feeling burnt out.
To create the artwork, the staff initially worked individually on their pieces and then the team came together for a session as a group activity. The project generated a lot of sharing, laughter and connection with each other. Each piece reveals something important for each team member, whether that be a passion for cooking, travel, the environment, pets, the love of a favourite car, photography, family, social justice or other hobbies and interests.
Talent Within will be on display in the Blue Heart and Pink Heart galleries from the 1 August to 30 September 2018.
For purchase enquiries please contact the WCH Foundation by email or phone 08 8464 7900.