Way Out West
Way Out West
is a quality visual and performing arts program for adults with an intellectual disability, physical disability or acquired brain injury.
Way Out West provides respite for families/carers living in the West or North region of Melbourne, especially elderly parents/ carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Way Out West is facilitated by professional practising artists, and is fully supported by qualified disability workers.
Way Out West meets at the Overnewton Gatehouse Gallery, cnr Old Calder Hwy & Overnewton St, Keilor (Melways map 14 E3)
Runs fortnightly on Saturdays 9.30am – 2.30pm, February – December 2011
Costs: $6 per session (paid in advance half yearly)
Wear comfortable clothes which can get dirty
Bring lunch that doesn’t need heating
Bring a change of clothes if necessary
Arts Access Victoria receives Respite funding from the Department of Human Services, North and West Region for Way Out West. This means group members must be
living at home with a family member or volunteer carer
registered with DHS
living in the West or North region of Melbourne
over 18 years old
Way Out West group members have been involved in a wide range of art mediums including drawing, painting, printmaking, costume design, mask making, puppetry, theatre skills,singing, percussion and dance. They have exhibited their artwork at The Brimbank Festival, the Hunt Club Community Arts Centre and the Big West Festival.
In addition to making art, an important aspect of Way Out West is providing adults with a disability with the opportunity to meet new people and share similar creative and social interests.
Bookings & Enquiries
For bookings or for more information, please contact:
Eden Thomsen, Arts Development Officer
Tel 03 8640 6010
TTY 03 9699 7636
Fax 03 9699 8868