MYVISTA Art Competition

22 June 2022 in General

MYVISTA is celebrating 30 years of care with an art competition for local school students.

MYVISTA is holding an art competition for students to celebrate 30 years of providing care to older people in the City of Stirling.

Both primary and secondary school students can enter a piece of artwork in any form that is inspired by the culture of their grandparents or other special older person in their life.

All entries will be exhibited at MYVISTA Mirrabooka in September with first, second and third prizes for each group. The winning primary student will also win $150 for their school and the winning secondary student $250 for their school.

MYVISTA CEO Irene Moodey said she hoped the competition would encourage school children to connect with their grandparents and other significant older people in their lives and talk with them about aspects of their culture.

“We have suggested some questions students could ask their grandparents or other older people like; how did their family celebrate special occasions when they were younger or what sort of music was played in their family?” explained Irene.

“Our multicultural identity is an important part of who we are as an organisation, both in terms of the people we care for and our workforce of around 250 people. The areas in which our facilities we are situated – Balcatta and Mirrabooka – are also home to people of many different nationalities

MYVISTA’s motto is ‘our heritage in harmony’ and with the art competition the aged care provider is aiming to connect with the broader community in which it operates.

“We recently surveyed our staff and discovered that between them all around 40 different languages are spoken,” Irene said.

“We hope that through the competition we can play a part in strengthening young people’s appreciation of their cultural heritage,” Irene said.

Choosing art as the means to achieve this goal was also a carefully considered choice by MYVISTA as it echoes the organisation’s focus on visual art as way to enhance the residents’ living environment.

Irene said, “A feature of our new Mirrabooka Residential Aged Care facility is the extensive collection of West Australian artwork that is displayed throughout the building. As the building is quite modern and minimalist, the art collection we have provides warmth and stimulation for residents and staff.”

All entries will be displayed at MYVISTA in September on the ground floor of its Mirrabooka facility where residents will be able come and enjoy the exhibition. Students will also be able to visit the exhibition and hopefully bring along their grandparents as well!

Entries close on 6 August.

Local schools have been invited to participate and are asked to notify MYVISTA if they plan to ask students to participate. MYVISTA will collect all entries from local schools (one collection trip per school).

Individual student entries are also welcome. Entries can be delivered to MYVISTA corporate office located at 3 Doncaster Road Mirrabooka during office hours by 6 August 2022. Contact info@myvista.com.au for further details.

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