The Arts & Health and Shows on the Road Programs’ join forces to create a new touring show for 2019!

Rural and remote Australia is marked by unpredictability, isolation, economic and financial uncertainly uncertainty, incessant change and extreme weather events. These social determinants are some of a range of stressors unique to those living outside a major city.

It can be a tough environment with many challenges, yet people in rural and remote areas regularly score better than their major city counterparts on indicators of happiness. This may be testament to the many positive aspects of rural life and the interconnectedness of people living in regional areas.

Despite these protecting factors, the mental health and wellbeing of those living in our country regions is a major concern with rates of self-harm and suicide almost double that of major cities.

Playwright Emily Steel will examine this paradox as artist-in-residence in three mental health inpatient units and communities across regional South Australia.

Country Arts SA invites groups, organisations or individuals with an interest in mental health or those with an interest in writing, theatre or performance to meet with Emily to share the experiences and challenges of living in regional South Australia and how this affects health and wellbeing.

To express your interest and to get involved, please contact Tammy Hall [email protected] Alternatively, please call 08 8444 0411.


Emily will be in residence at the following locations:

Berri Integrated Mental Health Inpatient Unit 4 & 5 April 2018

Lameroo 6 & 7 April 2018

Whyalla Integrated Mental Health Inpatient Unit 11 & 12 April 2018

Streaky Bay 2 – 4 May 2018

Ceduna 5 May 2018

Mount Gambier Integrated Mental Health Inpatient Unit 9 – 11 May 2018

Bordertown 23 – 25 May 2018

Euphoria is supported by

  • Visual Arts


15th October 2019 — 24th November 2019

Presented by Country Arts SA

A contemporary framework by which to explore, express, and acknowledge Aboriginal veterans service in the Vietnam War – before, during and after.

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  • Film


22nd October 2019

Mild themes

Presented by Country Arts SA

From The Creators Of The War Room

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