Poetic Portraits

Poetic Portraits: Poetry for Community Wellbeing in Frankston promotes poetry as a way to connect with and convey the experiences of women over 18 living in Frankston who are impacted by mental health struggles and/or other challenges to wellbeing.

Location: Frankston Arts Centre

Poetic Portraits aims to recognise and raise awareness of the diversity of mental health, well-being and isolation issues in the Frankston population – especially as they are experienced by women. Through poetry workshops for women based in and around Frankston, and one-on-one interviews with participants, the project aims to connect with and listen more effectively to women’s voices within the community, and to instil a sense of sharing and belonging through creativity. 

An exhibition, book publication and live reading event at Cube 37 will feature project outcomes, including portraits of each participant, by Frankston-based visual artist Caroline Graley, alongside the poems they produced through the workshops. 

This project is supported by Frankston Arts Centre, RMIT Culture and Deakin University.

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.