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|

Mai-Wel’s new sensational sensory spaces project welcomes first participants

Mai-Wel's new sensational sensory spaces project welcomes first participants Mai-Wel’s new purpose built Sensational Sensory Spaces at The Hill have been officially opened and are already having a profoundly positive impact on people living with disability who have so far experienced the benefits of these new sensory experiences. “Research suggests that multi-sensory stimulation can provide opportunities for people with a disability to develop or reactivate their senses,” said Mai-Wel CEO Lynne Graham. “We know that, for people with disability, the relaxing and rejuvenating effects of multi-sensory stimulation have [...]

By |2021-05-20T12:12:47+10:0020th May, 2021|Media releases, The Hill|

Artwork unveiled symbolising commitment to Reconciliation Action Plan

Mai-Wel unveils Aboriginal artwork symbolising commitment to Reconciliation Action Plan On Friday, 19 March 2021, Mai-Wel unveiled ‘Hands of Moments’, an Aboriginal artwork print, in recognition of the newly endorsed REFLECT Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Mayor Cr Loretta Baker, Mai-Wel CEO Lynne Graham and members of Mai-Wel’s RAP Working Group unveiled the artwork at an official ceremony at Mai-Wel’s Corporate Services office. Lynne opened the ceremony with an Acknowledgement of Country and noted Mai-Wel’s commitment to recognising the traditional land owners through delivery of the Acknowledgement at all [...]

By |2021-03-25T10:37:38+11:0024th March, 2021|Media releases, RAP|

Mai-Wel’s best night of the year is back!

Mai-Wel’s best night of the year is back! Celebrate 60 years of inclusivity and opulence at Mai-Wel’s Annual Gala Ball. Mai-Wel’s Annual Gala Ball is back and better than ever! After COVID-19 put a halt to Mai-Wel events and fundraising initiatives in 2020, Mai-Wel’s Annual Gala Ball was postponed until such time that the event could be held while maintaining the health and safety of all those who attend. Mai-Wel is excited to announce that the time is now! The highly anticipated event is set for Saturday, [...]

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, [...]

Mai-Wel proudly announces the launch of it’s Reflection Reconciliation Action Plan

Media Release: Mai-Wel launches Reflection Reconciliation Action Plan Released: 3 February 2021 Mai-Wel is thrilled to announce the launch of its Reflection Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) which has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia. Mai-Wel’s RAP has been developed to outline a series of actions that will enable Mai-Wel to play an active role in closing the gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians. Developing a RAP has been in the works at Mai-Wel for some time and it was with great pride that Mai-Wel’s [...]

By |2021-03-25T10:38:01+11:002nd February, 2021|Media releases, RAP|

Bright Lights, Big City and New Opportunities!

Media Release: Bright Lights, Big City and New Opportunities! Released: 29 December 2020 Mai-Wel, one of the Hunter’s largest Disability Service Providers, is bringing an immersive audio and visual experience to Newcastle in 2021 in partnership with City of Newcastle. Commencing in February, the 12-week program ‘A Sense of the City’ will be an inclusive, interactive and collaborative program for creative storytellers living with disability in Newcastle and surrounding areas. Held at Newcastle City Hall, participants will have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded people to [...]

By |2021-01-15T18:53:33+11:0023rd December, 2020|Creative Arts, Media releases|

Mai-Wel’s Sensational Spaces are now open at The Hill

Mai-Wel’s Sensational Spaces are now open at The Hill! Since late 2019 Mai-Wel’s Sensational Spaces Sensory Project has transformed from the seed of an idea to reality with the support of the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation. The Sensational Spaces project was created to develop and build two sensory rooms and a sensory garden at Mai-Wel’s purpose-built centre The Hill for people with disability with moderate to high support needs. The Sensory Spaces concept could not have been brought to into fruition at this scale without support from [...]

By |2020-12-23T20:31:01+11:0022nd December, 2020|Media releases, The Hill|

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