Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) are on the lookout for two Aboriginal artists living within the far west of NSW to provide two artworks to be used in various forms, one for the Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Service, and the other for use in the Violence Abuse Neglect Service (VANS).
FWLHD Aboriginal Mental Health Clinical Leader, Desley McKellar, told the Truth that one piece of artwork is to be used in various forms for the Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Service, while the second piece of artwork is to be created by a female Aboriginal artist and used in various forms by the Violence Abuse Neglect Service (VANS).
“Aboriginal people use artwork to tell stories and share knowledge that holds great cultural significance,” said Ms McKellar. “These artworks will be used to help the Aboriginal community identify these services and feel culturally safe when seeking support.”
Applicants must be over 18 years of age, meet the criterion of one of the Aboriginal Tribal Groups within the far west, complete an EOI form, and provide a photograph of an artwork and include a biography (story of self) in the application.
The closing date for applications is Monday July 31.
For more information, contact Desley McKellar on 08) 8080 1502 or email [email protected]