Aboriginal Celebration

As Victoria’s largest metropolitan provider of acute, adult Indigenous healthcare, our art collection plays an important role in making our hospital sites culturally welcoming to Indigenous Australians, reducing stress and cultural alienation in the hospital setting. Each year we host an exhibition of works by Aboriginal artists during Reconciliation Week, this started with simple beginnings and has grown to be a significant event where many Aboriginal community groups, patients and friends gather to celebrate Aboriginal Art and its role in the healing process. In 2015 our event was attended by Ms Catherine Andrews, Board Member of the Torch Project.

We also allocate one of our Artist in Residence studio spaces to Aboriginal artists and we hold several significant Aboriginal works in collection. Artist Lynette Briggs was commissioned by St Vincent’s Hospital to create an artwork that symbolised the partnership between St Vincent’s and the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service. This artwork was symbolic of the Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations to work towards better health outcomes for Aboriginal people.

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