Art in Wingham

Ron and Jillian outside the gallery/studio.

The Wingham Art Group is better known as ‘Art and Soul’ because the group was created specifically for current and former members of Australia’s military services and emergency service personnel who are dealing with the stresses of job separation, PTSD, depression, or workplace injury.

By offering the opportunity to help in a safe and supportive location, the art group eases the impact of job-related stress through a range of art-based innovative experiences that help with mental and social wellbeing.  The positive effects of being creative and making something is not only enjoyable but will help shift a low mood and help find a way to express identity.

Hosted by medically retired Police Officer and artist Jillian Oliver, and former art teacher and artist Ron Hindmarsh, the group has a large open studio in Wingham.   No previous art abilities are required and new members are welcome to visit for morning tea and a chat with friends.

Call Jillian on 0428 146 210 to say hello and learn how the group can help you.

Fred Bullen

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