Explore the latest knowledge translation and community consumer involvement projects across Maridulu Budyari Gumal SPHERE.
In a unique collaboration, SPHERE health leaders working at various interfaces of the healthcare system during COVID-19 have shared their accounts over the past year. Teaming up with our artist in residence group, the result of this collaboration has led to our latest interactive digital exhibition.
The crafting care workshops were designed to bring together carers, researchers and artists in 'craftivism' - a gentle form of protest linking craft with activism. Led by artist-in-residence, Michele Elliot, the carer craftivists expressed the difficulties they had faced or are facing in their experiences of dementia care. The power of making together was harnessed to provoke an evocative dialogue about the lived experience of carers.
STITCH IT FOR DEMENTIA
In honour of National Carers Week, an online workshop was facilitated by the KT and CCI team. Carer craftivists were able to showcase their work by sharing with attendees their own lived experience of caring for a loved one with dementia, and what inspired them on their crafting journey. Click the link below to watch a recording of the workshop online.
An immersive art installation displayed at the 2019 International Health Symposium in Sydney. The HIVE was an arts-based knowledge translation initiative developed collaboratively between artists, researchers, clinicians and health care consumers. Each project featured in the HIVE drew on different art forms – from textiles and sculpture, to poetry and video – highlighting the many ways that the arts can enrich conversations on health(care) and how research can be communicated using visual, performative and literary means.
UPCOMING: National medical reporter for the ABC, Sophie Scott, will be hosting a limited podcast series in collaboration with the KT and CCI team. The podcast, entitled ' Topsy Turvy –Where to Next?', will showcase the innovative projects happening within SPHERE following COVID-19.