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ONE THOUSAND PAPER CRANES

posted 16 Aug 2013, 16:12 by Unknown user   [ updated 16 Aug 2013, 16:14 ]
Samantha Adams is a Social Work student from Aspire, a non government community based agency which provides non clinical services in the mental health sector in Southwest (SW) Victoria and across Tasmania.  She and another student are putting together a project called ONE  THOUSAND  PAPER  CRANES, a community project from Aspire for the Mental Health and Wellbeing Expo on FRIDAY OCTOBER 11 2013.  

The exhibition is called Minds do Matter Art Exhibition 2013 and explores the relationship between art and wellbeing, by celebrating art's power to be life enhancing and life affirming.  The theme for the 2013 Exhibition theme is "Reflection".  Aspire invites artists who have a direct or indirect experience of mental illness including family, carers and friends to submit artworks for the three exhibition sites in:  Launceston, Hobart, Burnie as part of Mental Health Week 6th-13th of October 2013.  The exhibition in Hobart will take place the week before, 2nd -6th October 2013.  Artworks will be for sale, at the artist's discretion.  Selected artworks will be used as promotional material for Aspire.  A people's choice award will be awarded in each region.

Samantha’s project is a student initiative that aims to raise awareness of mental health within the community and reduce social stigma surrounding mental illness.  It represents hope, healing and recovery for individuals living with a mental illness and anyone who is affected by mental illness such as carers, friends, families and relatives. 

 
This project is not just restricted to organisations however, and is a community owned project by which anyone who hears about one thousand paper cranes is more than welcome to be involved!  They have many organisations, groups and individuals organising afternoons where they gather and fold paper cranes together to make an afternoon of it!
 
They have pre-made packs that include origami paper, paper crane instructions and the story behind One Thousand Paper Cranes.  These can either be delivered or mailed out to individuals who would like to participate. 
 
There is more information in the brochures, including the story of One Thousand Paper Cranes.  If you would like to be a part of this project or know anyone who would be interested, they can be contacted on:

Jessica Parker

Email: jparker@aspire.org.au

Phone: 63333111

 
Samantha Adams

Email: sadams@aspire.org.au

Phone: 63333111

 
Please  help spread the word for this worthy cause.
For more information on Aspire, go to http://www.aspire.org.au/
 
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