Central Coast Council’s Gosford Regional Gallery has won the inaugural Arts in Health Award at the Imagine Awards 2022.
These awards are run by Museums and Galleries NSW and supported by Create NSW to celebrate excellence in museums and galleries across NSW.
They’re designed to foster strong partnerships between cultural organisations and their Local Health Districts to develop meaningful programs that contribute to better health outcomes in local communities.
Council’s Unit Manager Community and Culture, Glenn Cannard, said the award identifies the six-year long partnership the Gallery has with Central Coast Health.
“It’s great to see Council and the gallery staff acknowledged for the ongoing partnership with Central Coast Health in delivering these amazing programs and the significant outcomes for our community,” Mr Cannard said.
“Along with the Award, we received $10,000 which will go towards delivering our Weaving for Wellness program in 2023.”
Gosford Regional Gallery also was Highly Commended in the Exhibition Projects – medium size galleries section for the exhibition Darkinjung Ngurra (Country) – Women’s Spirit Connection which was on display at the gallery in June – August 2022.
This month, the gallery launched its latest project at Gosford Hospital, Mana Yadha (Get Well), which was a partnership between the Gallery and the Aboriginal Health Unit, Nunyara, working with clients who have chronic health issues.