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2014 Conference Program at a Glance

The International Arts and Health Conference Venue will encompass NGV International, St Kilda Road, Melbourne and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne

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Tuesday 11 November 2014

2pm - 4pm Pre-conference Special Interest Network Events 
Registrations essential - info@artsandhealth.org to reserve a place - numbers are limited
Art and Dementia Communication Workshop
Based on the Art and Alzheimer’s program at the National Gallery of Australia, this workshop will provide practical exercises and discussion to assist participants to maximise the abilities of people with dementia. Participants will be introduced to the idea of communication flow; how listening and observing from others assists engagement, how positive and inclusive language encourages participation and how physicality supports communication.
Facilitated by Adriane Boag, Program Coordinator, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra ACT.
Arts and Health in Hospitals, Aged Care Facilities and Palliative Care
Creating an arts and health environment in a hospital, aged care facility or hospice, which is conducive to healing and provides comfort, consolation and support for people and their families and friends, requires a combination of imagination, innovation and the delivery of a high quality of experience. This event will scope best practice principles in each setting, draw on the existing evidence base and discuss issues such as opportunities for collaboration and funding. Participants will agree on future directions for this special interest area within the broader arts and health field.
Facilitated by Molly Carlile AM, General Manager, Integrated Cancer Services and Arts and Health Manager, Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre, Austin Health, Melbourne VIC; Helen Currier, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston; Margret Meagher, Executive Director, Arts and Health Australia.
5.00pm – 6.30pm Official Opening and Welcome Reception – Ground Floor Foyer, NGV Australia, Entrance Atrium, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne
6.30pm - 7.30pm Guided Tours – Indigenous Galleries, NGV Australia

Wednesday 12 November 2014

8.00am – 4.00pm Conference Registrations at Arts and Health Australia Help Desk opposite Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International – North Entrance, via Arts Centre Forecourt
8.45am - 10.30am Plenary Session 1: Arts and Health and Social Connections Live Broadcast on ABC Radio National (9am - 10am)
10.30am - 11am Morning Tea, Great Hall, NGV International
11am - 1pm Breakout Sessions 1
1pm - 1.50pm Boxed Lunch Great Hall and Grollo Equiset Garden
  Conference Art Making Project – Hello Koalas Sculpture – Studio 1 (Please note: Food not permitted) Facilitated by Arts and Health Australia Artist Kerry Smith and Lama Majaj, Olivia Newton John Cancer and Wellness Centre, Austin Health, Melbourne
2pm - 3.30pm Plenary Session 2: International Arts and Health Policy, Practice and Research
3.30pm - 3.45pm Rest break
3.45pm - 5.15pm Breakout Sessions 2
5.30pm - 7.30pm Networking Drinks, Persimmon Restaurant, Ground Floor, NGV International

Thursday 13 November 2014

8.00am – 4.00pm Conference Registrations at Arts and Health Australia Help Desk opposite Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International – North Entrance, via Arts Centre Forecourt
9am - 10.30am Plenary Session 3: The Arts and Community Health
11am - 11.45am 11.00am – 11.25am Morning Tea - Great Hall, Ground Floor, NGV International
11am - 1pm Breakout Sessions 3
1pm - 1.50pm Boxed Lunch, Great Hall and Grollo Equiset Garden, NGV International
2pm - 3.30pm Plenary Session 4: Arts and Health - New Frontiers in Practice and Technology
  2014 Arts and Health Australia Awards for Excellence
3.30pm - 3.45pm Rest break
3.45pm - 5.15pm Breakout Sessions 4
5.30pm - 7.30pm Closing Conference Celebration, Beer Deluxe, Federation Square