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SONG MAkING
Artist residency Warren & Nyngan

December 2023: Singer-songwriter Abby Smith spent a transformative week working with residents of the aged care units at Nyngan MPS and Warren MPS. Together they wrote songs ‘In My Blood’ and ‘Here and Now’.

“Thank you again for your support for this residency. I honestly think it’s the most fulfilling project I’ve ever worked on. It was so special!”
– Abby Smith, music residency facilitator.

Over summer 2023-2024 we held in-person artist-in-residencies in the aged care units at MPS (Multi Purpose Health Services) in Eugowra, Molong, Nyngan, Warren, Grenfell and Blayney with artists Cate McCarthy, Cath McNamara, Ro Burns, Simone Gough and Blair Gough, Nyree Reynolds and Abby Smith. Catch photos of some of these on our socials.

Virtual Art Snacks is a project of Arts OutWest in partnership with WNSWLHD working in MPS aged care across the Arts OutWest, Orana Arts and Outback Arts regions. Funded by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund (2021-2024). Know more about the program

WATCH: Virtual Art Snacks residency: See images and hear the original song ‘In My Blood’ created by Abby Smith and the residents at Nyngan MPS and Warren MPS.

When:  December 2023

Where: Nyngan MPS, Warren MP

Program: Virtual Art Snacks

Artist: Abby Smith

Partner: Western NSW Local Health District

Funding: the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund

IMAGES: Abby Smith with residents.