GOMEROI GAAYNGGAL

Community Arts and Cultural Programs

Community Work through the ArtsHealth pro­gram

If you are interested in attending the Gomeroi gaaynggal program as part of your community placement, to build your cultural knowledge, or to volunteer please contact Lyniece.Keogh@newcastle.edu.au

Through the ArtsHealth program the Gomeroi gaaynggal program delivers a vast quantity of participant hours of education to Aboriginal women in Tamworth and Walgett.

The ArtsHealth program works in partnership with health service providers from Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service, HNELHD, Community Health, Coledale community Centre, Centrecare, Anglican Counselling Services, and many others. These organisations give up their time to provide health advice and education to the community groups that are attending the centre regularly. In addition, students from the UoN assist in delivery of health information to attendees as part of their community placements program.

As a part of this program the participants work under the supervision of Aunty Pearl Slater (Indigenous Elder and Artist) to develop their creative skills. The participants have opportunities to develop their art skills, exhibit works and generate an income from sold pieces. It should be noted that students and health professionals work collaboratively on art pieces and there are future joint exhibitions planned.