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The Art of Being Human

A number of emerging artists who participate in the ‘Art on the Wing’ program (run at our WestCare Centre in partnership with FlyBirdFly Studios) were given the opportunity to display and sell their artwork at The Art of Being Human Art Exhibition during the Adelaide Fringe.


The exhibition was all about giving people experiencing homelessness a platform to unleash their creativity to help in the healing process and provide a pathway back to independence.


The exhibition was coordinated by Serafina Tane from Teaspoons of Change and a short film ‘Faces of Clay’ was created to take viewers on a journey alongside people experiencing homelessness and the ups and downs of being human. Renowned sculptor Scott Eames was commissioned to create portrait sculptures of three different people while they shared their stories of homelessness, ‘The Activist’, ‘The Artist’ and ‘The Outcast’.


A WestCare Centre community member known by friends as ‘Wolf’ sat for the sculpture of ‘The Outcast’ and shared his personal story.


The ‘Faces of Clay’ film premiered at Mercury Cinema on Thursday 14 March and the pieces of the artwork were auctioned with proceeds from Wolf’s sculpture going to support the work of our WestCare Centre.


Well done to our Art on the Wing team, Nathan March and Fly Bird Fly Studios for giving a voice to emerging artists.


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