On Tuesday April 2, Cate Ellis and I attended the launch of an Inaugural Art Exhibition at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.  The SA Health Commissioner, Chris Burns, opened the exhibition.  It is a collaboration of the Centre for Creative Health, part of the Hospital Research Foundation Group, and The Road Home (Art Therapy Program) for veterans.

The exhibition supports the work of art therapy in having a positive impact on veterans who return from war with post traumatic stress and other psychological injuries. There are 95 pieces of artwork including 15 from students at Woodend School.

They will be on show until April 30 in the Outpatients Corridor, Level 3 at the new RAH, on weekdays only as this area is closed on weekends.  Look for the Margaret Preston Gallery section where our children have their work displayed. It is certainly worth a visit during the coming school holidays.

25% of proceeds raised from Artworks that are sold, goes to support art programs at the Jamie Larcombe Centre, the RAH, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre.

The student work is truly amazing and carries great impact.  Those at the launch commented on the just how powerful the work of our young students is, and Chris Burns made particular mention of the value of the work of Woodend students in the display. Thanks to Cate for her work with students, as well as all students who have participated in this project with Cate, to enable us as a school to contribute in some small way to this cause.


Steve Freeman