Westmead talks arts and culture with new migrants

Members of the Community Migrant Resource Centre at Parramatta West Public School talk about their artistic vision for Westmead.

Westmead Redevelopment’s arts and culture strategy’s development has continued with another round of community workshops.

Newly arrived migrant families, who are members of parenting groups, have drawn their suggestions for the strategy, while an origami master has inspired patients and families at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Over the past three weeks, members of parent and school groups have created pictures representing their vision for arts at Westmead.

Children and adults suggested nature-inspired designs, colours and artworks in patient waiting areas and patient lounges around the central acute services building.

Many suggested art reflecting the Parramatta River and celebrating Aboriginal history, culture and stories.

Some community members would like to see digital artworks and exhibitions that could be updated on an ongoing basis, as well as large feature pieces like sculptures.

Last week, origami master Yoshimi Lawler taught workshop participants at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead how to fold paper cranes and lotus flowers while chatting about their arts and culture vision.

Read more about the arts and culture strategy and how you can get involved: http://bit.ly/WestmeadArtsCulture

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