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Artist in Residence

Lou Gannon

Mental Health Artist in Residence, Lou Gannon

Thanks to the generosity of donors, CCH has been able to offer an Artist in Residency projects in the Mental Health unit of the RAH and at Glenside Eastern Acute Services .

Local artist, Lou Gannon, is the Visual Art Resident working in collaboration with RAH Occupational Therapists and Mental Health staff. At the RAH Lou has guided clients in creating art on jigsaw pieces and wooden planks which fit together to create completed pieces of work. The works will eventually be hung in the new mental health area, complementing the work integrated into the building of the unit and other patient work already displayed.

Our Musicians in Residence are Bortier and Alain. Bortier is providing African drumming workshops incorporating storytelling, drumming, singing and dancing at Glenside while Alain is a guitarist offering interactive guitar sessions at the RAH.

Bortier, Musician in Residence


“For centuries drumming has been used all over Africa as a communication tool, to send messages, to release stress, for exercise, to celebrate and to develop a sense of community. Drumming has the power to transform and inspire us, to move and motivate us as individuals and as groups.” (Bortier, Drumming Instructor)

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