Earlier this year the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria and Odyssey House Victoria’s Patron, opened the new Odyssey House Victoria Child and Family Centre.
The newly constructed Child and Family Centre completes the Therapeutic Community’s family complex at Lower Plenty, which comprises three 12 bed family units, a community centre and the child and family centre.
Coinciding with the Geelong Gallery’s presentation of the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2018 Archibald Prize, this student prize encouraged young artists to celebrate local identities, their personal histories and achievements—through portraiture.
In September, the five 2018 Who’s who portrait prize winners were announced, selected from over 1,500 entries by local students.
The Who Are You program was supported by Gandel Foundation and a number of local partners.
William Cooper (1860 – 1941) was a Yorta Yorta man, an Aboriginal activist and a human rights advocate. At the unveiling of the bronze statue of Uncle William at the Queens Gardens in Shepparton the Executive Chair of the Kaiela Institute, fellow Yorta Yorta Elder Paul Briggs said, “This is a symbolic testament to Uncle William’s character, values, and enormous contribution to humanity and to the survival of the Yorta Yorta people.”
Multicultural Arts Victoria and Gandel Foundation recently acknowledged the 2018 Emerge Cultural Ambassadors at the 2018 Emerge Big Gathering. The Emerge Ambassadors are an integral part of the Emerge Cultural Leadership Program, supported by Gandel Foundation. Since its inception, Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Program has cultivated strong relationships with community members, artists and cultural leaders, many of whom have contributed significantly to the success of the program.
A pioneering program inviting public high school alumni back to their old schools to inspire students is having a positive impact on pupils, according to survey data. Gandel Foundation is one of the funders that has provided seed granting to pilot the program, called Ourschool, the first such initiative of its kind in Australia. (Photo: An Ourschool alumni session at Keysborough College, Melbourne)