Mourning Wall, 2016. Mosaic project at SECASA

Women who have been abused are invited to participate in the East Bentleigh SECASA


Art Group 2016: Mosaics

Mourning Wall



Artwork by Shelley, 2015 group


When:       Friday mornings, starting 1 July – 16 September, 12 sessions.

Time:         10am to 1pm

Where:     SECASA, 11 Chester Street, East Bentleigh

Booking:   is essential, phone SECASA 9928 8741

Enquiries: Your SECASA counsellor or Anne Riggs, artist 0417 526 636

Cost:            No cost, basic materials and morning tea supplied


You will be welcomed into an enjoyable and safe space to learn and create your artwork. You don’t need any previous experience to attend. We begin with simple projects so you can learn techniques, step-by-step. The group is run by Anne Riggs, artist and supported by a SECASA counsellor.

Feelings of grief and loss are part of the experience of abuse, but unlike with other losses, there are few public places for survivors to share and express these feelings. We will be making artworks to add to the Mourning Wall that was created last year; a space where survivors express and mourn their losses. The Mourning Wall is in garden the Monash Medical Centre, Moorabbin.

Participants meet with Anne beforehand to discuss the program and your needs. We ask participants to commit to the whole course with a $50 deposit refundable at the end when you attend at least eight sessions. If this may cause you hardship, please let us know.


Flyer is here : 2016 SECASA East Bentleigh Flyer