Mura

Yeddung

Aboriginal Care Services

·PART 1·   ·go to PART 2·

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Yeddung Mura provides specialised care programs to the Indigenous Community in Canberra. The staff described their hopes for the old groundskeeper house in Fadden.

This project was selected as part of a global community improvement initiative 'Colourful Communities' with over 300 projects around the world.

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MEETING & LEARNING

The living room was transformed into a large Meeting & Learning room. Extendable tables allow for many layouts and multiple purposes. When not in use, all rooms can be hired out, generating funding for services.

MEETING & LEARNING

This mid-eighties brick feature looked dated with the white walls. The deep chocolate brown paint and the artwork picks up the dark and rich colours in the brickwork,

MEETING & LEARNING

The dining room was made into a small Meeting & Learning room. Because the living and dining room are adjacent, the modular furniture can be rearranged to create an extra-large conference, training, seminar, event, ceremony room.

MEETING & LEARNING

Original Aboriginal Australian Peoples and Torres Strait Islander artworks can be found in almost every room. Contemporary modern day artificial plants add atmosphere, long lasting and require no maintenance.

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MEETING & LEARNING

Aboriginal art by staff member Daniel.

COMMUNITY CAFE

This sunny, bright breakfast nook and outside patio create the perfect feel for a café. From Nannies morning tea, to staff break and young people hang after school. Great for barista and food services training.

cooking & food heaLth

The kitchen had dated colours and cabinetry making an uninspiring food prep space. 'Coffee Cream' paint on walls, kicks & handles tied the room together. Painting cornices is a design hack to heighten a space.

cooking & food heaLth

A few odds & ends to add interest to this recess and some fabric & string to disguise plastic pots

cooking & food heaLth

Declutter and new colours opens up the space and makes the area feel bigger. Plenty of room for food health/cooking classes and barista/food services training. Also a great space for social, ceremonial and Community gatherings.

cooking & food heaLth

This space includes the same tables and chairs as the Meeting & Learning rooms. Interchanging furniture allows the spaces to be arranged to suit any need; classes, meals & meetings, waiting room for appointments, etc

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cooking & food heaLth

A few bits second-hand items enhance plain or vacant areas to create homeliness and warmth

décor & DESIGN

Atmosphere setting items, $0-$1.

décor & DESIGN

Junk art.

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YOUNG ARTISTS

   Keeny and Francis.    PART 2 in ISSUE 2   

 

PART TWO

BODY HEALTH

Consultation room for visiting professionals such as dietitians & nutritionists, substance dependency therapy & advice, QUIT, physical & fitness referrals, etc

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BODY HEALTH

Warm, natural colours and textures

SPIRIT HEALTH

Consultation room is for counselling & therapy; cultural, mental health, couples, anger management, time management, life coach, etc.

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SPIRIT HEALTH

Sofa's in health rooms fold down to beds for visitors.

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Relaxed, airy and light.

SPIRIT HEALTH

Light, airy and welcoming

WET AREAS

Fresh, clear, cool.

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Earthy, breezy and calming.

WET AREAS

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WET AREAS

Art and design in every room.

WOMENS ROOM

For Nannies, Aunties & Sisters. And special groups like Young Womens Empowerment, etc.

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WOMENS ROOM

Rich, warm, comforting and adventurous.

Thank you to The Snow Foundation for providing the luxurious sofas.

CHILDRENS ROOM

A space to allow parents and older siblings to use services and attend activities. A safe space for children's counselling.

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CHILDRENS ROOM

Bright, exciting, comforting and joyful.

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CHILDRENS ROOM MURAL

Fantasy Garden - Special request by Chairperson Deanne Booth - not yet complete.

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CHILDRENS ROOM MURAL

Back colour prepared by Teneaka and Lataya.

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CHILDRENS ROOM MURAL

Some help from special friends. Alice with companions Aya and Steph.

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THANK YOU

Yeddung Mura Community, clients ands staff.