Mural, Casey Hospital, Berwick, 2008
Michael Knight was employed as the artistic guide and facilitator for this project, which was coordinated by Arts Access Victoria; Eastern Regions Mental Health Association; and Southern Health’s Mental Health Service.
The proposal: to design and create a mural for a 35 x 3 metre wall at Casey Hospital during a weekly mental health arts program.
Under Michael’s direction, former patients workshopped themes, sketched ideas and painted their own contributions to an incredible tapestry of colour and hope. The sections above are only a small part of the finished work.
The transformation from blank wall to bright and engaging space was documented by filmmaker Jonathon Chong and the resulting documentary, The Wall, was shown on ABC television and The Australia Network throughout Australia, Asia and the South Pacific.