A hive of creativity

13 August 2021
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Barbara Peter is taking part in the South Australian Living Artists Festival (SALA) for the first time and is enjoying the challenge of trying something new.

The Philip Kennedy Centre Residential Care resident is one of the hundreds of residents participating this year.

“I do love the art projects and other things like it that we get to do here, the staff here are very helpful,” Barbara said.

“I can’t draw a straight line but anybody can do this and we’ve got lots of help which is very important.”

The Southern Cross Care SALA art projects are a celebration of art and creative expression at any age, encouraging a more positive image of aged care within our South Australian community.

This year's theme is 'Community Hive' where resident artists living in Southern Cross Care Residential Care homes have explored a range of mediums to create beautiful ‘hives’ of colour and texture.

Artists' family members, friends and Southern Cross Care employees have also been involved in embellishing the hexagons to make up these vibrant, collaborative artworks.

It’s an amazing collaboration of people when you consider one artist is a 100 year old, and some artists are people living with dementia.

“I just really enjoy it, I enjoy the company and seeing everyone together,” Barbara said.

The Philip Kennedy Centre Residential Care resident is one of the hundreds of residents participating this year.y family in Perth about what I’ve done.”

To find out more about our 2021 SALA project, click here.