While the Access Australia group have been doing a great job at their current location they will soon be expanding to Hall St, Eaglehawk.

This is so they can have more studio space to continue their amazing work.

Past work includes a whale made of plastic bags named Heidi, who was recently showed in an exhibition about recycled materials.

Also, in the new location there will be space for yoga, hip hop dancing and music programs as Access have currently been hiring out the Eaglehawk Football Club clubrooms.

One of the artists Corey (participant for five years) recently got second place in an exhibition in Melbourne, Corey’s style of art is wrapping colourful cotton around trees.

The Hip Hop dance group recently performed at an Elderly Citizens Home to the delight of residents.

“It’s a very rewarding program,” said Melissa Currie who has worked at the studio for many years.

In total Access runs 22 programs in Eaglehawk and hires teachers who are passionate and qualified in what they teach.

Norm, a vision impaired man who works at Access, is very talented and runs the garden which will be bigger at the new location.

Access is always involved in Eaglehawk’s Dahlia and Arts Festival and encourages the community to get involved in all its programs.

More about Access Australia:

Access Australia Group is passionate about supporting people into employment, training and other

opportunities to enhance their quality of life.

The organisation works with a range of people including:

* those experiencing disadvantage or hardship

*employers wanting advice and support with recruitment

*schools, students and organisations seeking further training and education

And because they are a not-for-profit, they have no shareholders, which means they invest their profits back into the communities they assist through innovative programs like the ones our students got to see when they visited.


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