Arts and Culture

‘It’s given me love’: how art is helping refugee women connect and express themselves

The therapeutic value of creative arts practice, especially for refugees, is well known. Image: Mandy Hughes

Barbara Rugendyke

Adjunct Professor in Human Geography, Southern Cross University

Louise Whitaker

Senior Lecturer, Southern Cross University

Mandy Hughes

Lecturer in sociology and social science course coordinator, Southern Cross University


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The workshops both harnessed existing skills, and developed new skills. Image: pointshineshoot/Anglicare North Coast

Professional photos were also displayed alongside the artwork, such as this one of women enjoying the local community garden. Image: Leah Moore/Anglicare North Coast

Art can help foster important community relationships. Image: andthetrees/Anglicare North Coast

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