July 15, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
As part of their NAIDOC week celebration, clients at Arcare Warriewood put on their creative hats and painted on nature’s very own canvas – a tree bark.
In their art group activity, they experimented with this new medium instead of paper, and found out that it was actually a whole lot of fun!
‘I’ve painted on a lot of things in my life but never on bark – this is very interesting!’ a client shared as she dipped her paintbrush in red ink.
As they were all painting together in the activities room, they discussed in detail this special form of Aboriginal bark painting that dates back thousands of years and their interesting culture and history.
‘What a clever idea! They are so creative and I’m so glad we got to try this,’ a client commented.
Jamie Loh is Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Queensland. Jamie joined the Arcare team in mid 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community, community engagement and internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent communications and engaging ideas to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and the wider communities. Jamie utilises a diverse array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness and is always advocating for new methods of communicating in different strategies and mediums. After graduating from Brisbane State High School in 2014, Jamie attended the University of Queensland where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications (Public Relations) and Arts (Japanese). During her time at the University of Queensland, Jamie worked with Brisbane's top Public Relations firms and participated in an intensive language program in Tokyo, Japan.