Art residency Week Four p2
Yes, it is hectic.. I’ve spent all day yesterday 9-5pm in a car with Oskar. Oskar is a Uniting Care volunteer at the Community Transport Services. He has worked as a volunteer driver for 6 years and he loves driving a car. Every Wednesday he starts at around 8am depending on a number of bookings and drives clients to where they need to go: hospital, doctor’s appointments, retiring homes, work, social meetings, sports venues. Yesterday we had 7 pick ups. We had a female passenger who just had the dialysis, and closer to her home I’ve undone my seat-belt whilst the car was still moving. Something started beeping and we were not sure whether it was a problem with the patient’s oxygen delivery or something else. I then realised that it might have been the seat-belt so quickly put it back on and the beeping fortunately stopped. It was a scary moment.. Here are a couple of shots from yesterday to show you yesterday story..
Under the Floorboards
UnitingCare Ballarat begins a unique artistic project, Under the Floorboards, with the first of 12 artist residences commencing on Monday 30th July. Under the Floorboards is a collaborative project in which renowned Western District artists will create works based on their experiences at one of the diverse programs provided by UnitingCare Ballarat. The project will culminate in a gala event with an art auction and performance of the works in October 2013 and the proceeds will provide funding for the services.
The City of Ballarat Arts & Cultural Development is a project partner with UnitingCare Ballarat, extending opportunities for quality arts experiences to all members of the community and providing significant professional development opportunities to local & regional artists.
ABC Ballarat is the project media partner.
Media contact : Susan Howell 03 5337 2770, [email protected]
More information on http://www.unitingcareballarat.com.au/events-2/under-the-floorboards