The Deco Arts Project

The Wheatbelt Health Network has been funded by the Department of Communities to deliver ten inclusive art workshops in the Wheatbelt, aimed at people with disability and those who are socially isolated. This project aligns with our core values of #Community #Access #Respect and #Education.

The objective of this project is to create closer community connection for socially isolated individuals, as well as educate and train them in a new skill that can be used for personal therapeutic means or for making a livelihood. As the project progresses, this page will house the project outputs including photographs of the workshops, traveling exhibitions, links to artists, and a How To guide for running your own inclusive workshop.

Below you can find more information on where our workshops are being held (see Workshop Locations), and how to register for a workshop (see Waitlist).

 

Workshop Locations | Attend a Workshop |Resources

The esteemed writer Guy Salvidge is nothing short of brilliant. Guy Salvidge’s intermittently award-winning fiction has squirrelled its way into such esteemed publications as Westerly: New Creativ...

The Deco Arts team has a new project manager! Londa started at the end of October as project assistant, and quickly moved up to project manager as I (Maren) will be leaving the team at the beginning ...

Meet Paul! Tomorrow is the big Art & Design workshop, and I am so pleased to introduce you to the very talented and well-humored Paul Morgan. I met Paul through the Book Shop after he and his wif...

Below are some handy resources for creating more inclusive environments and assisting with running your own inclusive workshop. At the end of the project we will finalise a “How to Run an Inclu...

We had a great time at the Narembeen Street Art Workshop! The weather was perfect, great turn out, and some really excellent designs. This was our first workshop split a week apart instead of back to...

Ready to get your hands dirty? We’re coming to Dowerin on November 17th and 24th for an Art & Design workshop led by The Book Shed founder and graphic and exhibition designer Paul Morgan. M...

Our artist for Narembeen is local Wheatbelt artist Patricia Rose. Patricia’s artwork is all around Northam and she is a familiar name in town, but I was only formally introduced her when I star...

The Beverley Sculpture Workshop was so much fun! This was our first workshop to have more people interested in attending than seats available, and it was really tricky to juggle, but good news if you ...

Hello! Good morning! Good afternoon? Good Evening. I wonder when you are reading this. Right now it’s about 1pm and I thought HEY I should check in and talk about how the project is going! The ...

We’re one week away from our metal sculpture workshop, so let me introduce you to the very talented Michael Sofoulis! DA: What got you into metal sculpture? Since childhood I’ve been into...

Our first workshop is done and dusted! To summarise the week, let me quote from one of the CRC staff “You guys were laughing so much, did you get anything done?” Oh boy, did we get stuff ...

Interested in joining a workshop? Let us know so we can put you on the waitlist. Follow the link below and answer the questions so that our team can ensure that all who are interested can be consider...

When my artist for the Narembeen workshop suggested we create a mural for the Narembeen workshop, my first reaction was “Oh boy, we only have a couple months to organise this, I don’t hav...

Let me introduce you to our first workshop artist, the very talented Colleen Dew from Lena Photography. Colleen has been based out in Wongan Hills for the last 5 or so years after she met her now-hus...

Yesterday I headed out to Lancelin and Gingin to drop off flyers and round up registrations. It’s not a particularly glorious job, but it is really important and an activity I find both very re...

I headed out to Gingin today, caught up with some locals who are helping me put this workshop together! I checked out some venues, and we’re settling on the Gingin CRC for the 22nd and 23rd of ...

The Department of Communities has funded the Wheatbelt Health Network to deliver ten 2-day art workshops across the Wheatbelt, in “Remote” regions. These regions are classified by the Mod...

Holy cow, I can’t believe how fast this year is going, and now we’re well into August and I’m still trying to catch my breath from the craziness of July! You might have already heard some chatt...

Howdy, welcome back! So what’s going on over here!? Well right now I’m putting together a Co-Design Committee (CDC) to help with the project design. The committee will advise the project team on ...

Well hello! I’m Maren, I’ve just been brought onboard as the project officer for a really new and out-of-the-box project. It’s been exactly 4 weeks since my first day, and I had an idea to docu...

NORTHAM

Wheatbelt Health Centre
25 Holtfreter Avenue, Northam
Phone: 08 9621 4444
Open: 8am-6pm Mon – Fri

Aboriginal Health - Northam
65 Wellington Street, Northam
Phone: 08 9690 2824
Open: 8.30am-4.30pm Mon – Thurs

Therapy Plus
104 Wellington Street, Northam
Phone: 08 9621 4444

TOODYAY

Alma Beard Medical Centre
81 Stirling Tce, Toodyay
Phone: 08 9578 2500
Open: 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Fri

NARROGIN

Aboriginal Health - Narrogin
Williams Road, Narrogin
Phone: 08 9881 0385
Open: 8.30am – 4.30pm Mon – Tues

After hours medical assistance: In an emergency call 000 or present to your nearest Regional Hospital emergency department. If you have a non- emergency and would like to consult with a GP then call Telstra Health on 1800 225 523. The service is free to access for Australian residents who reside in the wheatbelt or who are temporarily residing in the Wheatbelt. This service can be accessed before 8am and after 6pm Monday-Friday, before 8am and after 12pm Saturday and all day Sunday and any Public Holidays. Thank you to Western Australia Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA) for funding this service.

  • 25 Holtfreter Avenue, Northam

  • 81 Stirling Tce, Toodyay

  • 65 Wellington Street, Northam

  • Williams Road, Narrogin

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