Julie McCrossin gets people talking – and that is why the Friends of Orange Regional Gallery are so keen to have her speak as the fourth Alan Sisley Orator on Thursday.
And what will Julie be talking about? The role of art, both making and appreciating in, in the recovery and healing process.
Orange Regional Gallery has a unique relationship with Orange Health Service, providing a changing, curated exhibition of art from the collection in hospital corridors for the benefit of all who work, visit or are patients at the city’s hospital. The response has been very positive.
This strong connection, and the important role that visual arts plays in the mental health areas of the hospital, needs to be supported so that the benefits continue and improve.
An engaging speaker like Julie McCrossin is just such a person to do that.
Julie McCrossin has entertained and engaged audiences throughout her career. As a comedian, she worked on Good News Week and other very popular, satirical shows in the 70s and 80s.
Julie presented ABC Radio National’s Life Matters program for five years, endearing herself to thousands of Australians.
She has the capacity to engage her guests so that any topic, serious or humorous makes great listening for her audience.
Julie has her own experience of recovering from serious illness. She had oropharyngeal cancer and was treated with radiation therapy and chemotherapy in 2013.
Since her recovery, she has become an ambassador for Targeting Cancer, Beyond Five, and TROG Cancer Research.
In the course of her travels Julie has investigated how the recovery process works in other countries. She found great examples of art and creativity as key components of recovery programs, and is really keen to see this extended in Australia.
We hope that you will be part of the audience for this special event.
When and where: 6pm, Thursday, May 10 and Orange Regional Conservatorium.
Tickets: At Orange Regional Art Gallery on 63938136 or go to org.gov.nsw.au/friends and book online.
Orange Regional Gallery: 149 Byng Street. Phone: 6393 8136. Open: 10am-4pm daily. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.