Fly Bird Fly Art Studio
After three years empty, Baptist Care’s former Arts Centre has been revived as Fly Bird Fly Studio.
Andrew McDonough, Sunshine March, Claire Wildish and Nathan March are professional artists who have partnered with Baptist Care to use the space to mentor and support others. The partnership has seen free workshops run from the adjacent WestCare Centre - the heart of Inner City Services.
It’s been an exciting initiative. People come to access meals, emergency relief, advocacy and support – but many of them have been eager to participate in the arts projects.
The walls of Fly Bird Fly change colour weekly as people from the WestCare community reinvent themselves with brush and paint. The exciting thing about the studio is that it is one of those rare places where people are not defined by their struggles.