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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Virtual Art Snacks: Nyree Reynolds artist residency at Blayney MPS

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Art Snack Summer Residencies are continuing fortnightly across the Central West. Last week in Blayney MPS Artist Facilitator Nyree Reynolds shared her joy of expression with paints.

Painting the sky in the session, the resients talked about how the sky appears much lighter near the horizon. The session was such a hit that both Nyree and the residents wanted to continue on painting well after the end of the session.

Across the 13 small rural hospitals that have opted into this program, aged care residents as well as day-care users and temporary hospital patients enjoy culturally engaged activities and stay connected. Virtual Art Snacks in an Arts OutWest program in partnership with Western NSW Local Health District funded by the Australian Government through the Regional Arts Fund.

Arts OutWest Media Associate Zenio Lapka has captured some of the engagement and the skys in creation here at Blayney.

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

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.

Images: Arts OutWest Media Associate Zenio Lapka has captured some of the engagement and the skys in creation at a Blayney MPS Art Snack Summer Residency with Artist facilitator Nyree Reynolds. Credit: Zenio Lapka