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EOIs - My Place Is Your Place

Arts Northern Rivers in partnership with the Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Service (AMIHS) and Northern New South Wales Local Health District is seeking expressions of interest by female Bundjalung or Githabul artists and/or group of artists to create key cultural artworks in selected areas of the Women’s Care Unit (WCU) at the Lismore Base Hospital.

In May 2019, the AMIHS Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) from the Richmond Network, met with the Women’s Care Unit (WCU) Management. The AHWs expressed their concerns that the AHWs and AHMIS clients don’t feel safe or welcomed at the WCU.  Issues raised included the lack of a space for Aboriginal families, the ‘clinical’ look of the environment, the lack of Aboriginal cultural representation and cultural connection to country. Together they brainstormed ways to improve the cultural safety at the WCU – including a room being allocated for Aboriginal families, and to undertake a cultural arts project to make the WCU a more welcoming and culturally safe environment for Bundjalung and Githabul women and their families.

Applications close 5 May 2021.

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