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art + health




Client: Queensland Health

Artists: Franklin Mye, Tony Nicholson, Sedey Stephen, Racy Pitt, Carmen Oui, Florence, Dennis Nona, TAFE, Thancoupie, Mark Berg, Helen Gordon, Thelma McIvor, Joyce Jacko, Evelyn McGreen, Roy McIvor, Irene Bambi, Jill Chism, Margot Douglas, Alick Tipoti, Rosie Ware, Mothers Art


Brecknock Consulting was engaged by Queensland Health to curate and project manage the integration of artwork for nine new health centres being constructed across far north Queensland including centres on a number of the Torres Strait Islands.  As a number of the health centres were located in Indigenous communities the program provided an opportunity for local artists to contribute to these important community facilities.  The artwork outcomes included; sculptural works, artwork screens, murals, weaving and wood carving.


The most recent commission completed was for the Thursday Island Chronic Disease Clinic. Internal and external art opportunities were identified for the facility. Guthathaw Ulakal by Alick Tipoti is an external sculptural work in fibreglass and resin with feature lighting. Integrated designs also feature on artificial turf mound at a second landscape site.


Facilities: Erub Island PHCC, Warraber Island PHCC, Weipa Hospital, Cooktown Renal Service, Hopevale PHCC, Ingham Hospital Redevelopment, Collinsville Health Service, Thursday Island CDC, Yarrabah PHCC