30 Oct-1 Nov 2017, 9am-5pm

Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain
Sydney NSW 2000

The 9th Art of Good Health and Wellbeing international arts and health conference, presented by the Australian Centre for Arts and Health (ACAH) explores “Mental Health and Resilience through the Arts”, as the overarching theme, with three specific areas of focus: 

  • Mental Health, Creativity and Resilience
  • 'Arts and Health' Programs in Hospitals, Healthcare Services, Health Promotion, Community Services
  • Creative Ageing across the lifespan

Conference sessions will encompass:

  • Arts programs for mental health 
  • The role of the arts in hospitals, health and community services, health promotion
  • Creative ageing for people of all ages
  • The value of the arts in aged care
  • Arts and health in regional and rural Australia
  • Training for arts & health practitioners 
  • Arts & health evaluation and research
  • International perspectives and collaborations 

Who should attend?

  • Professionals working in health, ageing, indigenous affairs, arts, education, justice, veterans programs, local government
  • Federal and state government policy advisers
  • Practitioners in hospitals, retirement villages, community services, aged care and palliative care facilities
  • Arts organisations, artists and writers
  • Art gallery & museum public programmers 
  • Art therapists - music, visual arts, dance, theatre
  • Academics and researchers

Conference presenters are listed on the ACAH website: 
For more details: or 0416 641 482.

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Last updated: 3 October 2017