Arts and Culture Strategy workshops
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Left: Play group in Parramatta West Public School, Right: Origami workshop participants

Westmead Redevelopment’s Arts and Culture Strategy development continues with ongoing community workshops. Newly arrived migrant families, who are members of parenting groups, have drawn their suggestions 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 detailed pictures representing their vision for arts at Westmead. Both children and adults suggested nature-inspired design, colours and artworks in patient waiting areas and patient lounges inside and around the central acute services building. Many suggested art that reflects the Parramatta River and celebrates 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.

Another two origami workshops are scheduled this week. It’s free to attend and you don’t have to register. All are welcome.

  • Tuesday 19 September, 10am-2pm, Westmead Hospital, outside the John Loewenthal Auditorium in the Westmead Education and Conference Centre (WECC)
  • Thursday 21 September, 10am-2pm, Galleria, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Arts and culture strategy development opportunities

Read more about the Arts and Culture Strategy and how you can get involved.