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Registrations Now Open for the 10th Art of Good Health and Wellbeing Conference

Registrations are now open for the 10th Art of Good Health and Wellbeing Conference, presented by the Australian Centre for Arts and Health (ACAH), to be held from 12-15 November 2018 at the Sails Hotel, Port Macquarie.
The Art Gallery of NSW continues its conference partnership with ACAH in 2018, with AGNSW artist educators presenting arts for health art-making workshops at the conference. The conference will continue its exploration of ‘Mental Health and Resilience through the Arts’, as the overarching theme, with three specific areas of focus:


Confirmed Speakers & Guests

Further speakers will be announced shortly including presentations on veterans health and the latest research in the arts and health field.

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie was the site of the first Art of Good Health and Wellbeing conference in 2009 so it is exciting to be bringing the conference to its regional origins in 2018 for its 10th anniversary. Since 2009, Port Macquarie has become established as a leader in Australia in the integrated field of arts, health and creative ageing. With a high ageing population, aged care and healthcare are prominent sectors in the community.
The creative industries are dominant on the Mid North Coast with a growing community of professionally trained artists working in health and ageing. Annual creative ageing festivals have also been held in the region since 2015.
Specific sessions will be offered at the conference to assist in the development of:

Port Macquarie is also a ‘university town’ with an increasing focus on health and wellbeing. Tertiary institutions include Charles Sturt University, UNSW Rural Medical School, Newcastle University and North Coast TAFE.
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To register to the conference, click here.