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