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Draw Paint Show

5 Oct 2012

Come along and see the latest exhibition Draw Paint Show on display at the Dragon’s Lair Gallery, Hurstville Museum & Gallery until Sunday 14 October 2012.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou said the artwork was produced through the St George Mental Health Arts Development (MHAD) Group, an initiative of Hurstville City Council and now a program of Mortdale Community Services.

“Mental health is very important to one’s sense of wellbeing and studies have shown that creating art can help improve the wellbeing of people experiencing mental illness,” he said.

“The Mental Health Arts Development (MHAD) program aims to give greater access to quality arts and cultural development initiatives for adults who have direct or indirect experience of living with mental illness.”

Mayor Jacovou said the initiative recognises the need for quality programs to help improve the wellbeing of people experiencing mental illness.

Draw Paint Show is a wonderfully eclectic exhibition of acrylic and oil paintings, drawings, watercolours and mixed media,” he said.

“The artworks in this exhibition are the masterpieces of a wonderful group of residents who have been tutored by Mary-Anne Hasanic and Annabelle Josse Personeni.”

Mayor Jacovou said the exhibition is the culmination of the Mental Health Arts Development (MHAD) latest project.

“Over the years they have provided 16 projects through this program including film-making, printmaking, ceramics and oil painting,” he said.

Mayor Jacovou encouraged the community to come to the exhibition.

“This exhibition is the first event of the seventh Discovery Festival of Community Arts and is well worth the time,” he said.

For more information, visit or phone 9330 6444.


Media contact: 
Tanya Abraham
Manager Public Relations and Events
9330 6008 or 0411 748 953


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