ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Sunday 14 October 2012

Broken Hill marks Carers Week 14-20 October 2012 with art exhibition

Art Scene
D'Art De Main Gallery
Yes more art.  To mark Carers Week, artwork produced by Broken Hill's many carers went on display today at D'Art De Main Gallery at 233 Rowe Street Broken Hill.

Carers Week runs from 14 - 20 October 2012 and this year the theme is 'Be Care Aware'.

The "Hidden Carers, Hidden Talents" exhibition officially opened earlier today.  An address was made by special guest Cathy Farry, the manager of the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.  Live music was played and there was finger food as well.

"Tangerine Dreaming @ the Junction
Mine in the Summer of 09"
courtesy artist Karrie Lannstrom

According to Tanya Clifton of Far West Local Health District, the carers came up with the idea to have the exhibition as they wanted to show people they were proud to be carers.  They also wanted to raise awareness of the role carers play.  A role that is sometimes hidden, and one that carers often don't even realise they are doing.  There are about 2.6 million carers in Australia. 

The exhibition hours are 10.30 am to 4.00 pm daily.  There are several events being held at the D'Art De Main Gallery during the week.  For more details you can contact Tanya Clifton on 0428 965 310 or Sophie Angell on 08 8087 3477 from Far West Local Health DistrictSee this organisation's related media release here.

There are 49 artworks.  Pictured here is one of the entries by Karrie Lannstrom.  It is a vibrant oil on canvas.

Also on the same theme see here for more information on carers with the Care Aware - National Carer Awareness Initiative.

Cheers, Jane D

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