World of colour brightens Adelaide

14 August 2017

Southern Cross Care’s residents and broader community put on a fantastic display of colour at its 2017 SALA Art Exhibition on Monday 14 August.

Held at the Migration Museum, around 90 people attended the celebration which included a performance by world-renown musician and performer Libby O’Donovan.

Southern Cross Care CEO David Moran gave a speech and said afterwards he’s proud of everyone involved with the ‘eye-catching’ art work on display.

“Together with our people in services, our residents have created some eye-catching projects that are a magnificent display of emotion, teamwork and creativity,” he said.

“It’s another great example of our focus on committing to a person centered and healthy ageing approach which contributes to the quality of life of each person.”

“We had close to 250 residents and people in our services across 17 residential care sites create the artwork you’ll see today, and we couldn’t be more proud.”

The Southern Cross Care SALA art projects are a celebration of art and creative expression at any age, encouraging a more positive image of residential care and aged care in general within our South Australian community. This year’s theme of Colour my World came from the 1967 hit song by Petula Clarke and had the aim to investigate the effect that colour and art has with our residents and broader community.

There are many notable examples including Southern Cross Care’s Sandpiper Lodge’s project, Undersea Dreaming.

A project that catches the residents’ dreams and thoughts about the colour of the iconic Goolwa Beach, it’s centered on a wooden rod that features various elements of the beach including real shells from Goolwa Beach, complimented by some terrific decorative painting and knitted wool.

The exhibition will be held at the Migration Museum, 82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide SA 5000, and is open to the public from 15 August to 24 September 2017. Weekday opening hours are 10am-5pm and weekend is 1-5pm.