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Posted: Monday 7 September, 2015

CBS share the love of poetry

AA photograph of Adelaide identity Peter Goers speaking to a crowded gallery-space at the opening of the recent exhibition of CBS clients art work at Eastwood Community Centre SALA Exhibition

The mindshare poetry awards gained a new supporter with local not-for-profit organisation Community Bridging Services (CBS) Inc. now contributing to the poetry program. The awards, a reimagining of the popular Open Your Mind competition offer opportunity for people with lived experience of mental illness to share their poetry work. The assistance...

Posted: Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Launching 2015 mindshare Awards

A plate full of small brown cupcakes each with white frosting and carrying small white candy disks printed with either the logo for Access2Arts or mindshare

Access2Arts have partnered with the mindshare online mental health community website to present the mindshare awards (formerly the Open Your Mind poetry competition). The awards were launched at an event held in the gallery of The Mill Adelaide creative space at an afternoon tea-style event. Melbourne poet, Sandy Jeffs, was...

Posted: Wednesday 8 July, 2015

What is Reasonable and Necessary?

Reasonable ad Necessary logo

Access2Arts have partnered with Arts Access Australia (AAA) to create 'Reasonable and Necessary', a project aimed at encouraging people to think big about their goals and their futures, and providing a fun and creative way for people to share these goals with planning teams at the NDIS. With a history...

Posted: Monday 15 June, 2015

Nothing says it more than a poem

Sandy Jeffs stands holding her head in her hands as she looks out at the viewer

When Sandy Jeffs was diagnosed with schizophrenia it was not the end of the world, in fact it was actually the start of her writing career. Yet her aspirations to write started in high school when she was introduced to TS Elliott. It fuelled a dream that she now lives. “When I...