Members of the public attending the Wingecarribee Community Services Expo in the Bowral Town Hall on 29 September were invited to participate in creating a painting in support of Mental Health Week 2016.
The image is of a Tree of Life. The tree has strong roots which form the words “Learn and Grow for Mental Health” which is the theme for Mental Health Week 2016.
A man stands looking up into the branches where each leaf contains words suggesting positive actions and thoughts to enhance mental health.
Sketch of a tree of life for the collaborative painting for Mental Health Week 2016.
The completed collaborative painting measures 120 x 180 cms.
People of all ages were given an apron and a paint brush and invited to paint a section of the image.
The image was divided into eight panels for ease of access.
The painting will be hung in the newly created Carers’ Lounge in the Bowral District Hospital.
The Carers’ Lounge is an initiative from consumers as part of the celebration of 125 years of service by the Bowral District hospital.
Thank you to the Wingecarribee Shire Council for hosting the Community Expo.
Thank you to Latte Life Southern Highlands for publicizing the event.
If you would like a collaborative/ community painting created for your event please contact Tracey on firstname.lastname@example.org