Mt Martha Mosaic Launch
was held on 16 November 2015
Residents of the Mount Martha Rooming House have been involved in a project using art to link images of the community with their own stories.
Over a ten week period artist Amanda Forster assisted the tenants to turn their ideas into two mosaic murals. Now the murals are finished they have become a permanent fixture in the garden at the Mount Martha Rooming House. This project was made possible with funding support from Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Creative Community Grants program.
The project has had a ripple effect...
Using the themes, colours and stories associated with the mosaic panels, tenants planned and developed a garden that beautifully compliments the panels.
The tenants have also created an art space were they feel comfortable expressing themselves through art. Collectively they are called Tangerine ArtScape and their works can be viewed on The Edge website (link below). "Tangerine ArtScape was born out of the desire to silence the noise inside our heads, and to utilise Art Therapy to express our inner creativity"
With the support of the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation Women's Housing Limited have installed bike racks at five of our Rooming Houses.
This initiative will encourage environmentally friendly transport, provide opportunities to improve the health of the tenants and assist the tenants to adequately secure their bikes.
This project has been supported by Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation.