MIDLAND ART STUDIOS
DADAA Midland’s studios offer a welcoming and supportive environment, which facilitates individual creative expression through the design and production of artworks. The workshops provide the opportunity for artists to tell dynamic stories and demonstrate how people living with mental illness and disability can be nurtured and empowered through individualised support structures. The studios also encourage greater participation of Aboriginal people in arts activities that support the cultural and personal needs of individuals. The programs establish good practice guidelines for other Aboriginal centres, formal and informal skills sharing and non-accredited training in responsive art development. We also offer these support programs through the HaCC Community Connections Program:
- Social Support: For individuals to stay active by visiting arts and cultural destinations, keeping appointments and doing recreation activities.
- Transport: Group and individual transport to access the community and attend community events.
- Advocacy: With health partners, such as Silver Chain, OTs, GPs and mental health services such as Partners in Recovery, MIFWA, Headspace, 360 Health + Community and Richmond Wellbeing.
DADAA Midland runs weekly workshops in at the Hamersley Recreation Centre as a joint project between DADAA and HaCC. The program offers art workshops for adults who wish to access opportunities to create, exhibit and sell their artwork. Workshops in visual arts include drawing, painting, sculpture and ceramics.
MIDLAND JUNCTION ARTS CENTRE
DADAA Midland uses Midland Junction Arts Centre (MJAC) for some of its arts exhibitions and other activities – including DADAA Midland’s annual flagship exhibition In Focus.