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
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- Visual Arts
1st February 2019 — 1st September 2019
Ten Kangaroo Island based visual artists bring ‘mainlanders’ a glimpse of the isolation and inspiration of island life.View event
- Visual Arts
2nd February 2019 — 27th September 2020
First shown at the 2016 Adelaide Biennale of Australian Art: Magic Object, Sydney-based photographer Robyn Stacey used camera obscura to depict the city of Adelaide as it has never been seen before.View event
8th February 2019 — 29th November 2020
In this exhibition, South Australian artist Kunyi June Anne McInerney draws upon her experiences as a member of the Stolen Generation in the Oodnadatta Mission Home during the 1950’sView event