Diversity in Art – and Everywhere

on the Friday, November 8, 2019

To celebrate the 2019 ‘Zest Fest’ festival (14-28 October), Resthaven Community Respite Services guests created an art installation entitled Diversity and Harmony, made out of recycled bottle caps. 

Manager, Carole Matthews, says, "The project was created by Community Respite’s 'The Shed' participants, and aims to show how communities can recognise their inherent diversity."

"The three smaller 'segregated' spheres represent segregated or monocultures, and the one large 'mixed and harmonious' sphere reflects the more colourful and mixed blend of cultures and communities."

"Which is more interesting do you think? I know which one I choose!"

"The sculpture is now installed at one of our respite cottages, Ridgway House, at 36 Sussex Terrace, Westbourne Park."

"It is on display in the front garden, so members of the public can enjoy it too."

This is one of many art projects created by Resthaven Community Respite Services, with the most recent being the 2018 SALA Festival exhibition, Art in the (re)Cycle Lane.

Carole says, "Like Diversity and Harmony, Art in the (re)Cycle Lane used recycled materials. For this project, we blended rubbish, recyclables, and old items that were no longer loved or needed, turning them into some very eye-catching, thought-provoking, and entertaining pieces."

"Resthaven Community Respite guests certainly are a creative bunch!"

"We encourage you to head over to the Resthaven Community Respite Services Ridgway House respite cottage to check out their latest masterpiece."

"Let’s celebrate diversity together!"

Resthaven Community Respite Services provides short term respite services for older people, offering their care givers a break from their caring role. Services include group programs, outings, in-home respite, and day or overnight respite at one of their three home-like cottages across metropolitan Adelaide.

To find out how Resthaven Community Respite Services can support you, phone 8198 2060.

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