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Conferences

Our Conference Role

Arts and Health Australia keenly promotes best-practice policy in arts and health, culminating each year with The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing international conference. The inaugural conference, held in 2009 in Port Macquarie, NSW, brought together Australian practitioners and many of the world's most influential thinkers in the arts and health movement. The conference was a resounding success and found a resonance within the arts and health communities. This has resulted in an annual conference. The 8th conference will take place from 16 to 18 November 2016 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney.

The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing International Arts and Health Conference takes place annually, as well as subsidiary events and training programs tailored around the needs of its healthcare clients. For more details contact AHA directly.

The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Sydney 2015
11 - 13 November 2014
Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia
This conference presented best practice and innovative arts and health programs, effective health promotion and prevention campaigns, methods of project evaluation and scientific research.
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The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Melbourne 2014
11 - 13 November 2014
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
This conference presented best practice and innovative arts and health programs, effective health promotion and prevention campaigns, methods of project evaluation and scientific research.
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The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Sydney 2013
12 - 14 November 2013
College of Fine Arts (COFA), University of NSW and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
This conference offered a special stream dedicated to Creative Ageing, supported by the Office for Ageing, Department of Family and Community Services, NSW Government.
The conference also showcased best practice art.
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The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Fremantle 2012
26 - 29 November 2012
Notre Dame University, Fremantle, WA
Key areas of focus included Arts and Health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, Mental Health, Creative Ageing and Arts and Health and Disability.
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The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Canberra 2011
14 - 17 November 2011
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT
The 2011 Conference had a special focus on mental health and creative ageing, including programs for people with dementia and their carers; as well as workplace wellbeing programs; arts and health programs for Aboriginal communities; the built environment, design and health; medical education and medical humanities. Videos and podcasts of the plenary presentations are available to watch online.
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The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Melbourne 2010
16 - 19 November 2010
The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, 2nd Annual International Arts and Health Conference presented best practice and innovative arts and health practice and programs, examples of effective healthcare promotion, methods of project evaluation and data from scientific research. The 2010 Conference included a focus on arts and health programs and health promotion for children and youth; the built environment, design and health; while maintaining a core focus on mental health and creative ageing. Videos of the plenary presentations are available to watch online.
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The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, Port Macquarie 2009
11 - 13 November 2010
Port Macquarie, New South Wales
The inaugural Art of Good Health and Wellbeing Conference presented best practice and innovative arts and health practice and programs, examples of effective healthcare promotion, methods of project evaluation and data from scientific research. The 2010 Conference included a focus on arts and health programs and health promotion for children and youth; the built environment, design and health; while maintaining a core focus on mental health and creative ageing.
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