NTMHC Member Update

Mission Australia Katherine

The Mission Australia Katherine team had the honour of attending the opening reception of the Minbala Mani Kantri | Our Mothers Country art exhibition at the Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre. During this special event the NT Mental Health Week Tapestry was also presented and displayed as we celebrated the collaboration and creativity of the community, brought to life through the tapestry developed as part of the NT Mental Health Week activity facilitated by Mission Australia Katherine.

The tapestry, made possible through the NT Mental Health Grant from the NT Mental Health Coalition, was meticulously woven together by the team and community members during the mental health week activities. It showcases the talents and stories of those involved and serves as a testament to the power of art in promoting mental well-being.

The beautiful tapestry is now proudly displayed at the arts and culture centre until the 1st of June 2024, offering visitors the opportunity to appreciate its intricate design and meaningful message. Sarah from the Mission Australia team took the stage at the opening reception to introduce the tapestry to the attendees and share a touching poem, “Patchwork” by Becky Hemsley. The poem beautifully encapsulated the essence of the activity and the collaborative journey of creating the tapestry.

The poem spoke of life as a quilt, with each person’s contributions weaving joy, pain, and fun into a unique patchwork that reflects their journey. This sentiment resonated deeply with the audience as they admired the tapestry, reflecting on their own experiences and the importance of community connections.

Mission Australia Katherine is proud to have been part of this enriching experience and looks forward to continuing its support for artistic and mental health initiatives in the community. The exhibition stands as a testament to the strength of collaboration and the impact of art on mental health awareness.

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