Artist on the Move Interviews

I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.

Georgia O ‘Keefe

Engagement with art and creativity makes us feel good. We spoke with some of our Act-Belong-Commit Artists to learn about how their artistic practices support and their wellbeing and contribute to a healthy community.

Act – Do something
Belong – Do something with someone
Commit – Do something meaningful

Julie Dowling

Creative endeavour: “Brinkmanship. I like painting fully every day but I also like to express myself only days before a deadline so I can capture immediate nuance.”

“Making art keeps me active in the studio and in public and that is vital as I have many health conditions that need me to move for my wellbeing.”- Julie Dowling

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Neil Elliott

Creative endeavour: “I am a full-time artist. I like to create sculptures using found wooden and steel objects.”

“Today my art offers me a life of fulfilment. Nothing is more rewarding than creating an artwork that brings someone else some joy.”- Neil Elliott


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Georgia King

Creative endeavour: “performance/theatre specifically storytelling with music. I identify myself as a self-producing performance maker with the company Whiskey & Boots.”

“I love pushing audiences to see things in different ways and stretching their empathy and social/emotional comfort but also making them feel welcome in the space and not physically uncomfortable”- Georgia King

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Nathan Beard

Creative endeavour: “Investigations into the way a sense of culture and identity is inherited and challenged through a range of diverse audiences”

“I feel that I’ve created a sense of community and allyship amongst other artists and curators whose work explores similar personal perspectives through specific cultural connections”- Nathan Beard

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This Act-Belong-Commit Engagement Program presented by ART ON THE MOVE is sponsored by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit health message.