This week, we were lucky enough to speak to Sheena Mathieson! Sheena is a Melbourne-based Artist and an Ambassador who shares her creativity with young adults who have disabilities and are transitioning from school to adult life. She has a strong interest in sustainability and frequently uses recycled materials in her artwork.
If you missed the program, make sure you download the podcast!
On the program we discussed her business Woman Made, the art programmes she currently facilitates and how she creates her art using recycled materials.
Sheena’s website Woman Made showcases her artwork, the programs she facilitates and her blog. Much of her art is for sale, make sure you check out her website here: http://www.woman-made.biz/!
Sheena currently runs several programs including ‘Make a Day in Hume’, a program designed for young adults with disabilities and their carers. Several outings per month are planned that allow the participants to ‘get out and about’ while they see art and meet new people, inspiring them to create their own art. If anyone is able to support this great program, please contact Sheena via her website.
The current ‘Make a Day in Hume’ Program is outlined below:
An important aspect of Sheena’s Art is her use of recycled materials. She sources many of her materials from hard rubbish, second-hand stores like Savers and she also is donated supplies. Her art is a reflection of what inspires her and the people that she interacts with.
Music selection from today’s program: ‘Youth’, Daughter; ‘With Her’, Banoffee; ‘Deepest Night’, Charles Jenkins and ‘Hidden Hands’ by Jen Cloher.
We will be having a break from Environmentality next week to prepare for the launch of our new social enterprise cafe! Everyone is welcome to attend, the details of the event are outlined on the flyer below.