New arts & culture strategy for Westmead

A new Westmead arts and culture strategy is being developed for Westmead – and the call is out for staff, patients, families, students, visitors and community members to get involved!

Our arts and culture program will create an environment that will aid recovery and help all members of the family feel welcome, safe and connected.

The arts and culture strategy is being developed between now and November 2017, and will help the Westmead Redevelopment team shape the integration of arts and culture into who we are and what we do in the future.

There will be a number of different ways that people can have their say; the first is coming up at Westmead next week.

One of the first ways to get involved will be with new creative technology.

The Westmead Redevelopment team is managing a drop-in session at Westmead Hospital using hologram technology as a fun way to start conversations, gain feedback and be creative.

You will be able to drop-in any time between 11am and 12:15pm on Tuesday, 15 August – allow at least 15-30 minutes if you want to come and experience it.

Participants will receive instruction on, and then use, devices and software which will turn video and photos in holograms.

The hologram technology and workshops concept is the brainchildren of BOP Industries, a Brisbane-based company, run by a group of young entrepreneurs, specialising in holographic projects.

“We need an arts and culture approach at Westmead that reflects our people,” said director of redevelopment redesign and transformation Carla Edwards.

“Our goal is to create a building where everyone feels welcome and safe and is a wonderful place to receive and provide care.

“By engaging with patients, families, staff, students and visitors in different ways we’re hoping to build a strategy that will deliver on that.”

If you miss the workshops, and would like to contribute to the Westmead Redevelopment arts and culture strategy, please contact us to find out about other opportunities and events.

Event information

Date: Tuesday, 15 August, 2017

Time: 11am – 12:15pm

Cost: free!

Registration: Not required

Venue: Lecture Theatre 4, Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC), Westmead Hospital

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