10th Art of Good Health and Wellbeing – international arts and health conference

Monday 12 November – Thursday 15 November 2018

Join us for this 10th anniversary conference, commencing with a pre-conference event and welcome reception on Monday 12 November 2018.

The conference will run for three full days from 13 November to 15 November 2018.

This year there will be a conference dinner to celebrate our ten years since the first conference was held in November 2009 in Port Macquarie at the Glasshouse Arts Centre. Since then the conference has been held at Asialink, University of Melbourne, VIC (2010); National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT (2011); Notre Dame University, Fremantle, WA (2012); College of Fine Art, UNSW, Sydney, NSW(2013) ; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC (2014); Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney NSW (2015, 2016, 2017).

We also held the Celebrate Creative Ageing conference at the Sydney Opera House in 2015 as a special event. 

Continuing our long-standing and successful partnership with the Art Gallery of NSW in presenting our annual conference, we are proud to announce that this 10th anniversary conference will be held in Port Macquarie on the Mid North Coast of NSW, where we first launched the conference in 2009.

The Art Gallery of NSW will be bringing artist educators to the conference for art-making workshops. 


Call for Abstracts: Opens Monday 9 April and Closes Monday 9 July 2018                                                                  

Please note: Speakers will be progressively advised of acceptance of their paper from May 2018 so those people wishing to present at the conference are encouraged to submit their papers early.

Early Bird Conference Registrations: Open Monday 9 April 2018

Conference Registrations for Speakers: Close Monday 3 September 2018. Please note: It is essential that speakers who have had their papers accepted for presentation, complete their registration, including payment, by Monday 3 September 2018.

On Eventbrite, there are two options for online payment

  1. By credit card and a tax invoice/statement and confirmation will immediately follow by return email.
  2. Speakers can request a tax invoice for payment by their organisation.

Early Bird Conference Registrations: Close Monday 1 October 2018

General Conference Registrations: Close Monday 29 October 2018

Please note: Registrations online will be accepted after this date, places permitting.  Seating is limited to 220 delegates.

A tax invoice will be issued to all registrants upon receipt of full payment online.
To request a tax invoice and reserve your place, select the invoice option on the drop down menu in the Eventbrite payment section. 

All cancellations must be made in writing to the Australian Centre for Arts and Health (ACAH). No refunds will be given after 2 October, 2018. However, Conference Registrations are fully transferable if notice is given in writing to ACAH by 29 October 2018. The Conference program is subject to change without prior notice.