The Art of Recovery speaks to what orientates us emotionally, to what has helped our survival, sustained, nourished and supported us. The works ask us, where do we find the strength and resilience, to survive, to live, change, grow and transform?
We can reflect on the source of the stories of survival and empowerment we have been told, the knowledge and experience passed down through generations, through our ancestors, culture, community, family and friends.
The stories you see are often born through pain and the miracle of survival. This is our creation story. These art works help us to recognise and re-member the source.
Palmerston Farm is a residential “rehab”, a Therapeutic Community (TC) dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by alcohol and other drugs. The Farm provides a safe environment free from alcohol and other drugs. It encourages a sense of purpose in life and fosters personal growth, self-knowledge and self-management within a community of concerned people working together to help one another.
The program is varied and includes learning about harm reduction, developing emotional regulation and social skills, engaging in counselling and group work, gardening, cooking, meditation, yoga, playing sport and
creative self-expression through art and craft.