We work with clinical units, universities, industry, business and philanthropic trusts to develop collaborative projects and undertake research.
Regeneration is an exciting tri-state community-based initiative working with local creatives (artists, art practitioners, other creatives) in bushfire impacted communities to provide ongoing support to their local communities in the aftermath of trauma and disaster. Global evidence shows that engagement in any form of creativity brings great benefits to both individuals who have been impacted by disasters, and to their communities. The project is funded by public donations raised by the project’s patrons Magda Szubanski and Will Connolly and overseen by staff from the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra, in partnership with Phoenix Australia, THRF Group – Creative Health and The Hospital Research Foundation.
In South Australia, the focus for this pilot program has been Kangaroo Island where the team has been supporting artists with the delivery of trauma-informed creative workshops to the local communities.
Under Our Roof
Providing a home away from home for country cancer patients and their families, the Under Our Roof project has been a long-standing state wide accommodation service available through The Hospital Research Foundation. Centrally located near major cancer treatment centres in Adelaide, the beautifully appointed family-sized homes provide patients and their families with a comfortable, safe and private place to stay when going through cancer treatment. THRF Group – Creative Health is pleased to enhance the visual amenity of the homes with a selection of local artworks.
Adelaide Central School of Art
THRF Group – Creative Health is proud to provide eight art scholarships each year through the Adelaide Central School of Art for veteran and emergency first responders who have participated in our inpatient and outpatient art programs. The opportunity to extend individual art practice through the scholarship program has provided participants with a sense of productivity, creativity, and a renewed purpose.
Royal Adelaide Hospital Child Care Centre
Those busy little hands and minds at the local childcare centre have been bringing much needed colour and happiness to the community gallery at the hospital over the last few years. In a collaboration with the centre, our curators provide the centre with a topic and art materials for our littlest Da Vinci’s to explore and create.