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Arts and Health Australia Awards for Excellence 2011

The annual Arts and Health Australia Awards for Excellence are designed to recognise and acknowledge the outstanding and innovative contribution of individuals and organisations leading the field of arts and health in Australia. They reflect the diversity of the field across policy, programs, practice, health promotion, education, research and the environment.

The Awards are embedded in the flow and process of the annual international conference The Art of Good Health and Wellbeing, organised by national advocacy and networking organisation Arts and Health Australia.

Through the conference abstract selection process, submissions accepted for presentation at the conference are deemed to be of high calibre. Criteria for selection include originality, innovation, integrity and demonstrated success.

The 2011 Arts and Health Australia Awards for Excellence Judging Panel comprises:

The recipients were as follows:

Arts and Health in Primary and Acute Care
Art for the people/Art by the People – The New Laguna Honda, San Francisco
Sharon Woodworth
The Arts and Community Health
Busting Cancer: promoting screening and early detection of women’s cancer in Western Sydney through the arts
Kerrie Noonan
Arts and Health in Regional and Rural Australia
A Partnership in Practice
Tracey Callinan and Christine McMillan
Health Promotion and the Arts
Just One Less Social Sculpture Project
Kim McConville
Arts and Aboriginal Health
Through our mothers’ eyes – Participant perspectives from the Gomeroi gaaynggal program
Kym Rae
Medical Humanities and Education
Art and Health: interating Art Humanities into health education of undergraduate health science students in rural/remote Australia
Paul Bennett & James Giddey
Architecture, Design and the Healthcare Environment
Integrating Art in the New Hospital – Two Case Studies, Two Approaches – Mater Mothers’ Hospitals in Brisbane and the Robina Hospital Expansion project on the Gold Coast
Anthony Ogden and Chris Richardson
Mental Health and the Arts
Arts and Health Strategy, Orange Health Service
Meg Simpson and Gabriella Hegyes
Social Inclusion through the Arts
Findings: The Story of the Lost Generation Project
Simone Flavelle and Wendy Cox
Creative Ageing 
“Grandpa Grandma Memory boxes” – An Art exhibition and sharing of art intervention methods for elderly with memory loss
Evelyna Liang Kan
Arts and Health Public Programs offered by Galleries, Museums and Performing Arts Organisations
Slow Art and artmed
National Gallery of Australia – Peter Naumann, Head of Education & Public Programs: Recognition of Contribution by Adriane Boag for Art & Dementia Programs in Australia
Outstanding Innovation
Creative Ageing in the UK including Carer’s programs
Alice Thwaite
Outstanding Contribution to International Arts and Health Practice
What kind of old do I want to be and what kind of world do I want to grow older in?
Dominic Campbell
National Leadership in Arts and Health
Kim McConville
International Leadership in Arts and Health
Clive Parkinson

The Awards trophy is a boxed, handcrafted pen, made from Australian timbers, by Ian Dorney who discovered pen making while grappling with depression and in the process discovered his talent and recovered his health.