Harmony Day: 21 March…A week of creative activities to celebrate diversity and community

Harmony Day is a day of celebrating cultural diversity and community in Australia. Cynamon, from Wild Art Weaving, has planned a range of creative and multi-cultural workshops and events in the lead up to this year’s Harmony Day. Contact Cynamon to book via 0421 218 476 or 9757 2936 or wildartweaving@gmail.com

Fri 17th March: Twine Basket Weaving with rope
10-2pm at the Margaret River Community Centre, $40pp ($20 if you’ve been to a previous workshop)

Sat 18th March: Weaving Circle Gathering
1-4pm at Matan’s Gallery. Byo weaving projects, friends, friendship and nibbles.

Sun 19th March: Melon Basket Workshop with local natural materials
10-3pm at the Margaret River Community Centre, $50pp
In this new workshop, you will be using twine weaving technique to create an oval- shaped artistic basket with a handle. We will be using local natural materials as much as possible eg. flexible vines/branches, dried arum lilly and watsonia, grasses, raffia… Only a few places for this one!

Tues 21st March, HARMONY DAY: Uthando Project, making dolls for disadvantaged children and women in Africa
1-2.30 pm at the MR Library *Please book at the Library 9780 5600
This project is a lovely creative way to send care and support to children, families and communities in Africa. The sewn/knitted dolls are sent to 5 charities in Africa and distributed to many children and women who use these dolls for trauma therapy and to improve communication. And some dolls are just used to play with! Kits, patterns, ideas will be shared at this intro workshop and fundraising kits will be available for purchase.

Wed 22nd March: Tatami Coil Baskets with used rope
10-12 pm at the Margaret River Community Centre, $25pp

Mental Health First Aid Course – Margaret River

Mental Health First Aid Course
Mondays 6th and 13th February 2017
Margaret River

Mental Health First Aid Course Feb 2017

This is a 2-day course that teaches adults first aid skills in order to give initial help to adults experiencing mental health problems, in a mental health crisis situation or in the early stages of a mental illness.

The training is an educational course, focusing on improving knowledge, understanding and recognition of mental health issues, along with developing skills and sharing resources to support someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. It will teach the ‘first aid’ or emergency care skills that can assist until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis resolves.

The course is free to family carers.

Please contact Marie at GP Down South to register:
T: 9754 3662 E: mhteam@gpdownsouth.com.au

Christmas Hamper Preparations

Volunteers will be gathering next week at the Margaret River Community Centre to pack Christmas hampers, under the Lottery West Emergency Relief funded program.

Various local individuals and community groups have also generously contributed. If you can lend a hand with packing, please contact the Office on 9757 3200, or email office@mrcrc.com to register to help.


Art Fence

Cowaramup artist Dea Haddow has just completed her biggest artwork ever – an art fence featuring works created by children attending the Margaret River Community Centre for Children.

Dea ran workshops with the children, who created drawings of local flora and fauna as part of the project.

The drawings were then collated, sketched, projected onto the fence and painted by Dea in a labour-intensive process over several months.

Creative Natures was funded with a $3416 grant from Community Arts Network WA’s Catalyst Community Arts Fund as part of the centre’s recent expansion.

Dea - sitting