Art of Connection 2022

Inspired by “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds” an ABC program addressing Australia’s loneliness epidemic, ManPAC created a 10-week program ‘Art of Connection‘ designed to bring local children and seniors together in a safe, welcoming space to connect through art and creativity. The program ran on Tuesday’s from February to April 2022 for 10 weeks.

ManPAC established this opportunity for young children (pre-school age) to work with a trio of local, experienced and talented artists to develop artistic skills and benefit from the wisdom of their older residents in our community.

Here’s a short video exploring the impact of the program upon the participants sense of belonging, well-being and connectedness. Thank you to our funding partners Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and LotteryWest for their support.