Art is one of humanity’s ways of expressing beauty, human mystery and emotions. It reflects our conviction to honour the unique dignity of each person.” Sister Eugenia Brennan

What is on offer?

St John of God Geelong Hospital is seeking expressions of interest from local artists to establish the CARTWHEELS project at our hospital.

One of the areas of arts activity SJGHC is committed to is to ‘establish arts projects that actively engage those in our care as creative makers’ and in a way that supports health, healing and ‘recovery’.

St John of God Geelong Hospital would like to engage a suitably qualified Artist to establish a new arts and health initiative within the hospital – the CARTWHEELS Project.

In the first three months, the project will be established in the Rehabilitation and Medical/Oncology Units. This stage will also be evaluated.

The second phase will see the project expand to other Clinical Units and will include collaboration with a team of volunteers selected for their substantial art experience.

The CARTWHEELS Project is based on similar projects at Flinders Medical Centre (FMC), Adelaide; the Chris O’Brien Life House and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and the St John of God Mt Lawley Hospital.

Plans are now underway for the Artist to work with a team of Volunteers with arts experience to expand the Project to other Units at the request of Nurse Managers.

In all examples, art work made by patients has been showcased along the way.

If you would like to discuss this project or be sent PDF’s of Position Description and Expression of Interest (including submission requirements, background information and lodgement details) please contact:

Toby Vague, Coordinator Allied Health

E: toby.vague@sjog.org.au

T: (03) 5215 8736

Artists are invited to lodge their Expressions of Interest (please speak with Toby prior to submission) via email by Monday 26 September 2016 to:

Natale Lewington
Executive Assistant to CEO and DON

E: mailto:natale.lewington@jog.org.au

  • Artists will be shortlisted for interview by 3 October 2016.
  • Interviews will occur during the week of 10 October 2016.
  • The successful artist will be notified by late October2016.
  • Other shortlisted artists will also be notified.
  • The project will commence in mid-November 2016.

What is the closing date or deadline?


Contact Details

  • Contact Name: St John of God Geelong Hospital
  • Phone Number: Allied Health Coordinator Toby Vague on 5215 8736


St John of God Geelong Hospital, Myers Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia


St John of God Geelong Hospital, Myers Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

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