Bringing art to life at Sydenham Community Campus
As a community support worker I'm fortunate in my role to be able to support our clients to reach their goals and have positive experiences in the community.
Matt loves being out in nature and we spend a lot time in parks. More than anything he loves experiencing nature evolve through the seasons.
Then one particular day quite recently, we went to the park. And for Matt it turned out to more than just a walk in the park but an experience where the art form of 'echidnuts' was born and brought to life.
As Matt walked around park I said as a joke "those pine cones look like echidnas". Matt replied. "Hey Leigh, echidnas are an Australian animal, these are nuts not an animal, these are 'echidnuts', and that's how 'echidnuts' came about!
From that day on Matt has made it his mission to bring 'echidnuts' to life in collecting as many nuts as he could when out in the park. Once he got back to SCC he got in to action and proceeded to paint and glue eyes to each single one of the nuts he collect.
Matt now delights clients and caregivers at SCC and the rest of St John of God Accord with his new art creations of 'echidnuts'.
Leigh Boles - Community Support Worker