Welcoming all cultures through art

More than 70 guests celebrated creative excellence and honoured the talented artists whose works are bringing cultural safety, diversity and joy to the $790 million redevelopment of Liverpool Hospital.

District Chief Executive Sonia Marshall joined artists, staff and First Nations and multicultural community members at the Liverpool Health and Academic Precinct (LHAP) Arts in Health Showcase at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre for a preview of the art installations.

“Co-designed with our First Nations and multicultural communities, I am delighted the new artworks will create a welcoming environment of healing, support, comfort and wellbeing for patients, staff and carers for many years to come,’’ Sonia said.

“I cannot wait to see theses incredible works on display in the new hospital building.’’

The First Nations art works, a digital screen featuring the captivating Burbangana work, and a suspended sculpture, will be displayed in the new entry foyer on Goulburn Street.

The wall graphics, spanning across five floors of the new building, reflect the diverse culture of Liverpool and the themes of belonging and culture.

All the arts installations have been co-designed with local First Nations and multicultural communities and explore the ideas of resilience, journeys, nature, family, and connection.

At the showcase, Sonia introduced and thanked the talented creative teams and artists involved in the project. These include the City People, ZakPage and Barahanos Byrne teams and community artists Federico Rekowski, Kevser Urgulu, Kevin Vo and Yasameen Albo, from migrant and refugee backgrounds.