DADAA is a key disability/ mental health and community arts organisation for Western Australia and regularly offers programs in regional areas. Our programs in the regions work with communities as co-producers, with arts projects underpinned by strong partnerships with local governments, local arts organisations and local community groups. Our programming aims to strengthen the resilience and wellbeing of regional Western Australia through artistic engagement and vibrancy.
An experimental project involving a community of artists, this program brings the community of Geraldton together to create unique print-works. The group held their first exhibition, Hard Pressed, at DADAA’s Freight Gallery in February.
GERALDTON STREETWORK ABORIGINAL CORPORATION
Artsworker Sonal Kantaria worked with young Indigenous people from the Geraldton region in a year-long photography course that taught technical skills and created opportunities for sharing stories about the meaning of country and home. Works were exhibited at the Geraldton Regional Art Galleries including the one above by and featuring artist Tyesha.
A two-year arts and mental health project in partnership with Rio Tinto Iron Ore and Australia Council for the Arts, the multi-award-winning FIVE project worked in five regional Western Australian communities and engaged more than 7,ooo people.
DADAA partnered with the Shire of Derby and West Kimberley to deliver arts workshops and outcomes for the annual MarshArt festival from 2003–2016. The highly successful annual event involved artists with disability and those from disadvantaged local communities to connect with each other, learn new skills, create artworks for display and enjoy this community highlight.
For more information on this program:
(08) 9430 6616