The Paper Hearts Project will culminate in an exhibition at the Space Between, the former Malcolm Reid Building, off Rundle Street.
ACH Group’s community – including residents, community-based art groups, staff and volunteers – are working together to make hearts using coloured origami paper.
The community arts project supports ACH Group’s SALA theme, which is ‘LOVE: give, share, celebrate’.
ACH Group has been involved in the visual arts festival since its first single-venue exhibition in 2010 and has grown to a record seven exhibition venues this year.
ACH Group’s Lenore de la Perrelle says visual art provides an avenue for expression that has many positive flow-on effects.
“When people paint or draw they are describing their emotions; expressing something that they can’t find words for,” she says. “Art gives people the opportunity to look back and think about things in a creative and deeply meaningful way.”
She says SALA participation supports ACH Group’s Healthy Ageing approach which makes it as easy as possible for people in our residential living homes to choose to be active, remain connected and engage in what they love to do.
It also supports the organisation’s six elements that contribute to living a good life: being unique, belonging, contributing, engaging and being optimistic.
SALA runs from 1 to 31 August.
ACH Group exhibition venues:
The Space Between, Level 1, 187 Rundle St, Adelaide
Our Wellbeing Place, 108 Swanport Road, Murray Bridge
Milpara Residential, 147 Saint Bernards Road, Rostrevor
Home Grain Bakery, 13 Old Coach Road, Aldinga
Manoli’s Mezes Mediterranean Cafe, 32 Saltfleet Street, Port Noarlunga
John McVeity Centre (YMCA), 12 Peachey Road, Smithfield Plains
McLaren Vale Club, 177 Main Road, McLaren Vale