Women's Recovery and Healing Arts Project

Women of the Illawarra.

The Illawarra Women’s Health Centre invites you to join us on an empowering journey of creative expression as we explore the critical issue of recovery and healing for victim-survivors of gendered violence through the Women’s Recovery and Healing Arts Project.

In partnership with award winning photographer Sylvia Liber from the Illawarra Mercury, acclaimed author Helena Fox from the South Coast Writers Centre and art therapist Sally Conwell, this project uses therapeutic photography, sketch art and creative writing as artistic mediums for exploring the profound journey of recovery and healing from gendered violence in a safe and supported environment. Together, we will harness the power of art and personal expression to advocate for change and promote healing. 

The Women’s Recovery and Healing Arts Project will culminate in a public exhibition of works created, where participants will have the opportunity to shine a light on the importance of recovery and healing for victim-survivors of gendered violence and contribute to a broader conversation about the need for collective social action.

For more information and to receive your Participant Information Guide, please contact Emma Rodrigues on 4255 6800 or emmar@womenshealthcentre.com.au. EOI’s close 5:00pm, 12th July 2024. Places are limited.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Illawarra Women’s Trauma Recovery Centre is situated on the land of the Dharawal Nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land and we pay our respects to Elders past and present for they hold the memories, traditions and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia. 

This land is, was, and always will be traditional Aboriginal land. We acknowledge that we work in the context of generations of resilient, strengths-based, holistic resistance to violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

We commit to actively supporting and promoting the voices of Aboriginal people and organisations in our work. We fully support the Uluru Statement from the Heart.