The Art Remedy explores the broad benefits that the arts can bring to our health and wellbeing, our spaces and places, our social life and economy, and perhaps a better understanding of each other and the world around us.
Produced by Arts Mid North Coast - the peak body for arts and cultural development across the Mid North Coast region. We are a regional non-profit, incorporated organisation, and part of a state network of 13 Regional Arts Development Organisations (RADOs) that provide the framework for arts and cultural development across regional and rural NSW.
Ep 3 Art In Lockdown II - Our Regional Galleries
We continue on from our Art in Lockdown episode, and reflect back on first COVID lockdowns of 2020, and how our arts community responded in a 'digital pivot' delivering innovative ways of reaching their audiences online.
Here on the Mid North Coast, our three Regional Galleries were quick to adapt to new ways of delivering their services to the community. Cath Fogarty Cultural Development, Gallery and History Services Coordinator at Coffs Harbour City Council, Bridget Purtill, curator at Port Macquarie Glasshouse Gallery and Rachel Piercy, Director at the Manning Regional Art Gallery shared with us their experiences and responses during last year’s Covid lockdowns.
Released: September 2021. Narrated by Liv Parker. Produced by Arts Mid North Coast. Original title track by Stewart Peters / Soundshed Music
Episode 2 - Isolation Creation: Art in Lockdown
In this episode of the Art Remedy, we’ll be taking a bit of flashback to March 2020, when the pandemic first hit our shores and our world went into lockdown.
During the pandemic, nearly three-quarters of Australians (73 per cent) sought out artistic and cultural goods to improve their mood and quality of life. The very same sector impacted the most by the shutdowns, is also responsible for helping make our lives more bearable during these times.
When the first restrictions came into place, many artists took their work online to remain connected with their communities. In this episode, I interview artist Jess Miller about her Together Apart Project, and Taren Preston from Warina Domestic & Family Violence Services. I also chat with musician Pam Hata about her experience during the restrictions and how she took her performances online.
Episode 1. Art in Health Infrastructure: Macksville District Hospital
In this episode, we pay a visit to the newly built Macksville District Hospital, opened in 2020, on Gumbaynggirr Country, Nambucca Valley.
The new hospital features large scale public art sculptures commissioned through Saltwater Freshwater Arts and created by local Gumbaynggirr artists and community members including school students from Nambucca, Macksville and Bowraville.
Interviews with: Michelle Flanders (Saltwater Freshwater Arts), Ricky Buchanan, Aunty Lauren Jarrett and Brigette Uren, (NSW Health Infrastructure).
Narrated by Liv Parker. Produced by Arts Mid North Coast. Published May 2021.
The Art Remedy Introduction
Launched in May 2021, the Art Remedy Podcast explores the broad benefits that the arts can bring to our health and wellbeing, our spaces and places, our social life and economy, and perhaps a better understanding of each other and the world around us.
Each month, we interview artists, creatives, community members, researchers and experts from a broad range of disciplines to talk about how the arts contribute in many ways to building better communities.
The Art Remedy Podcast - Introduction. Original music composed by Stewart Peters (Soundshed Music). Narrated by Liv Parker. Produced by Arts Mid North Coast.
Really interesting and beautifully produced. Well done and keep it coming l!