Jacob’s made, mixed and mastered his first original song!

Jacob’s made, mixed and mastered his first original song! Budding songwriter Jacob has released his first original song, created during his private music sessions at Mai-Wel on Vincent in Cessnock. Participants are able to explore the world of music one-on-one- with a Creative Arts mentor during weekly one hour sessions. Jacob first started his private music sessions back in February 2021. During these sessions, participants can create their own music goal. From the beginning, his goal was to learn how to write, record, mix and master songs, as [...]

Karen’s Keeping Connected During Lockdown

Karen’s Keeping Connected During Lockdown The Mai-Wel Team have been working together to make sure everyone keeps connected throughout lockdown. Karen, a resident at Mai-Wel’s Supported Living residence Rose Cottage, is currently in lockdown with her three other housemates. Usually she would attend The Hub three times a week, and was thrilled to learn that virtual supports would be continuing. To ensure Karen would be able to join in on the programs, Support Coordinator Sarah worked with the staff at Rose Cottage to discuss The Hub’s online virtual [...]

Mai-Wel’s The Hub Goes Online for Lockdown!

Mai-Wel’s The Hub Goes Online for Lockdown! Mai-Wel’s The Hub has taken to the virtual world to continue working towards their creative goals throughout the lockdown! To minimise face-to-face supports at Mai-Wel’s The Hub, Support Worker Maddy joined with Tara and Alex in the Online Art Studio for their Creative Arts program. Together they worked independently on their individual art projects while keeping connected and having creative conversations about all things art. The Hub are no strangers to the online world, having adapted to continuing supports through the [...]

People with Disability take the stage with Mai-Wel’s new Supported TAFE Program!

People with Disability take the stage with Mai-Wel’s new Supported TAFE Program! Do you have a passion for dance, theatre and events, have a disability and live in the Hunter Region? Mai-Wel’s Creative Arts are calling all creative performers and artists to come along to their newest, inclusive 12 Month Supported Program, which will be run in Collaboration with TAFE NSW in Newcastle. Mai-Wel has just recently wrapped the ‘A Sense of the City’ Newcastle initiative, where participants spent 12 weeks developing an immersive audio and visual exhibition [...]

Explore your musical goals at Work Life Connect, Cessnock!

Explore your musical goals at Work Life Connect, Cessnock! At Mai-Wel’s Work Life Connect at Cessnock, Bruce has been taking part in the 1:1 music program to explore the world of music. As part of this program, Bruce has been learning how to play the acoustic guitar and has been loving every minute of it! Each week, Bruce attends Work Life Connect in Cessnock to take part in a weekly hour session with Mai-Wel Creative Arts mentor, James. During these sessions, Bruce is able to explore his passion [...]

Kathy’s helping out and expressing herself through art!

Kathy’s helping out and expressing herself through art! Meet Kathy, a participant of Work Life Connect’s Creative Arts program, which runs at Mai-Wel on Vincent, Cessnock. Through the program, Kathy has been learning new art techniques and really enjoying herself. Have a look at some of her amazing artworks and textile creations! Kathy became interested in Creative Arts to help achieve some of her goals. Kathy said, “Creative Arts helps me to socialise and keeps my brain active. I get to go out into the community as well [...]

Immersive installation explores cityscape through light and sound

Immersive installation explores cityscape through light and sound As part of an overarching Access and Inclusion program being developed by the Civic Theatre, on Tuesday 25 May, the people of Newcastle will have the opportunity to view an installation in City Hall which delivers a unique perspective on the city centre. The Civic Theatre team has partnered with one of the Hunter’s largest Disability Service Providers, Mai-Wel, to facilitate this creative initiative for young people in the Newcastle area. Over the last 12 weeks, the Mai-Wel Creative Arts [...]

By |2021-05-20T13:36:25+10:0020th May, 2021|Creative Arts, Media releases|

Sense of the City Update: Creating music through household objects!

Sense of the City Update: Creating music through household objects! For the past couple of weeks, Mai-Wel Creative Arts participants have been hard at work travelling around Newcastle to find the best noises for Mai-Wel’s multimedia art installation project, ‘A Sense of the City,’ hosted at Newcastle City Hall. The 12 week program has been taking place every Tuesday, with the end goal to create a series of works that will be held for installation. One of these collaborative works is an audio composition that will be used as [...]

By |2021-05-18T10:12:25+10:0012th May, 2021|Creative Arts, Good News Stories|

Mai-Wel’s Creative Arts Band to kick off the ‘Great Northern Country’ music extravaganza, with proceeds to Mai-Wel!

Mai-Wel’s Creative Arts Band to kick off the ‘Great Northern Country’ music extravaganza, with proceeds to Mai-Wel! Hotel Cessnock’s car park will transform into the FREE 'Great Northern Country' Music Festival for the afternoon of Saturday, 20 March, with a line-up of Aussie Country Music Artists, both local and from out of town, coming to perform for the crowds. Mai-Wel are delighted to announce that our very own Creative Arts musicians will be kicking off the festivities at 1pm and playing for an hour set. From then, [...]

Creative Arts celebrate Adaption exhibition at MRAG

Creative Arts celebrate Adaption exhibition at MRAG Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG) and artists Matt and Maurice from Goldberg Aberline Studios officially opened the ‘Adaption’ exhibition on 12 January 2021. The exhibition, which is on display until 24 January on the ground floor of MRAG, adds another happy burst of colour to the surrounding exhibits, such as Ken Done’s collection.   Adaption includes six stretched fabric works printed onto green fabric made of recycled bottles. The works are the result of the online collaborative project delivered by [...]

By |2021-01-15T18:53:17+11:0013th January, 2021|Creative Arts|

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