• Ellen Portell, High Flow, 2015

Arts In Health Gallery Mentorship Residency

Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation coordinates an Arts in Health program that integrates arts into the daily life of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital to improve people’s health and wellbeing. As part of this program, four gallery spaces exhibit artworks to improve the environment for patients, their families, visitors, and staff. Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation supports a visual artist or curator to work part-time over 12 months to assist with this exhibition program under the guidance of its Arts in Health Manager, Jill Newman.

This valuable mentoring opportunity is open to final-year students or recent graduates (up to five years out) from the Helpmann Academy’s visual arts partners, TAFE SA’s Adelaide College of the Arts, UniSA’s School of Art, Architecture & Design.

“The mentorship has been an amazing experience through which I have developed professional curatorial skills and built the confidence I have in my own ideas and capabilities as a practicing curator. Working in this environment has been inspiring and has made me think more deeply about how arts can be integrated into non-designated art spaces to liven communities. My mentor Jill Newman has guided me on a range of challenging projects and her wealth of knowledge has been invaluable for my learning experience.”
Lauren Mustillo, the 2015 Gallery Curator Mentee

“The Mentorship has been a rewarding experience through which I have developed professional curatorial skills while working in an inspiring and meaningful arts in health program. I have felt supported and encouraged by my mentor Jill Newman who has allowed me the freedom to approach my curatorial projects with my own ideas, while also giving me invaluable guidance. The Mentorship has given me confidence in thinking about the future of my arts career and in seeing my own potential as an Arts professional.”
Lizzy Emery, the 2014 Gallery Curator Mentee

Header image: Ellen Portell, High Flow, 2015. Part of the Natural Wonder exhibition at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital curated by Saskia Scott (2016 Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation Arts in Health Gallery Mentorship recipient).

Presented in partnership with Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation

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Read about Sonya Unwin, the 2017 Women’s and Children’s Foundation Arts in Health Gallery Mentorship recipient

2017 | Sonya Unwin, UniSA
2016 | Saskia Scott, UniSA
2015 | Lauren Mustillo, UniSA
2014 | Lizzy Emery