Many of you may have been following the wonderful progress of our art project at the Mt Martha Rooming House. It started from a grant provided by the Mornington Peninsula Shire and has grown to a long term productive tenant run art space called Tangerine Artscape.
The progress doesn’t stop there; we are pleased to announce that Kindred Art Space has kindly offered to display and sell the artwork on behalf of the tenants that form Tangerine Artscape.
Kindred Art Space is a creative hub, gallery and learning centre for personal development, mental health and wellbeing. Kindred Art Space have a wide range of professional therapeutic services focusing on individual needs including art therapy, counselling and mediation. Kerryn Knight founded Kindred Art Space after witnessing the benefits and healing power of the arts, coupled with therapeutic relationships.
Women’s Housing Limited would like to thank Kerryn and Kindred Art Space for their support.
“Tangerine ArtScape was born out of the desire to silence the noise inside our heads, and to utilise Art Therapy to express our inner creativity”
The tenants at the Mount Martha Rooming House have created an art space were they feel comfortable expressing themselves through art. Collectively they are called Tangerine ArtScape and their works can be viewed on The Edge website (link below).http://edgearts.com.au/artists/id/350
Residents of the Mount Martha Rooming House were involved in a project using art to link images of the community with their own stories.
Over a ten week period artist Amanda Forster attended the Rooming House and assisted tenants to turn their ideas into two mosaic murals.
The Launch was held on 16 November 2015
Now the murals are finished they have become a permanent fixture in the garden at the Mount Martha Rooming House. See article posted by Arts on the Peninsula at the following link:
This project was made possible with funding support from Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Creative Community Grants program.
On 16 September 2015, Brighton residents met and talked with local services in the area over a free catered lunch. There were representatives from Bentleigh Bayside Community Health, Moongala Women’s Community House, Mindfulness Meditation, Brighton Recreational Centre and Bayside Support & Information Service.
On 5 May 2015 at the Richmond Town Hall, Women's Housing Limited hosted an Expo
The Mayor of the City of Yarra, Phillip Vlahogiannis opened the event.
The day was filled with giveaways, workshops and information sessions.
There were representatives holding stalls and guest speakers from COTA, WIRE, ERMHA, RDNS, Amy's Grains, Turning Point, Consumer Action, Beyond Blue, DVRCV and Women's Health.
The workshops included yoga, meditation, nutritional health tips, simple exercise tips, art therapy, stress management and conflict resolution.
Lunch and free hand, neck and shoulder massages were provided.
"Enjoyed the spread of activities and information"
"Loved the massage and the yoga and the food!"
"I had a wonderful time. Thanks!"
"Fantastic initiative. Liked the variety of topics covered"
"I found it great to be able to receive advice on most of my day to day problems"
"Women’s Housing Ltd have always produced great newsletters. Interesting activities and events! Thanks for going strong. All the effort is really worth it. Thank You to Volunteers"
"Thankyou – wonderful space, well organised – very supportive, Very grateful to be involved. Art therapy was fantastic!"