The Art of Wellbeing Competition and Exhibition came to a close with an evening of culture and art at the Art of Wellbeing Auction on Tuesday 14th November. Launched in June 2017, we were honoured to be joined once again by the Deputy Premier; Minister for Health, Mental Health – Hon. Roger Cook MLA, who announced Lea Taylor as the overall winner of the competition with her piece ‘Wellbeing in the Basket”.
The night was a roaring success with nearly all the artworks exhibited being sold via live auction or online, including the feature art piece ‘EMBRACE’, contributed by celebrity artists Wendy Hayden and Janine Daddo. Standing at 2.9 x 1.5 meters, the vibrantly coloured painting drew an impressive contribution to Richmond Wellbeing’s Aboriginal community programs. With contributions from each piece sold, the Art of Wellbeing Competition and Exhibition will make a very positive impact on the supports we can offer Aboriginal communities.
An exciting addition to the Art of Wellbeing Auction program was CEO, Neil Guard’s launch of Richmond Wellbeing’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Originating from the Looking Forward Project, Richmond Wellbeing will continue to embrace the challenges and opportunities of our times to enhance our understanding and support of Aboriginal culture and communities.
Thanks goes out to the Aboriginal Elders, Uncle Albert and Aunty Irene for all their support and guidance throughout the Art of Wellbeing initiative.