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MSWA Bulletin Magazine Summer 2019

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WHAT’S ON SENSORY

WHAT’S ON SENSORY EXPERIENCE PROVIDES INSTA GOLD The SensAtion Gallery, an art installation project created by MSWA, is a unique multi-sensory adventure in East Perth for everyone. Immerse yourself in this amazing interactive event at which you will have all your senses challenged by more than 20 interactive installations. Perth-based creatives have teamed up for this one-of-a-kind installation, including popular YouTube vloggers Kim Behetsis and Ana Cadence, chef and former MKR contestant Jordan Bruno, and major influencers Zak Hasleby and Jamey-Lee Franz. Each artist-created installation explores one of the senses: sight, sound, smell, touch and taste, as well as the complexity of the brain. And when you need to recharge you can grab a bite to eat or drink at the SensAtion Café, or explore the SensAtion Shop crammed with great gifts and mementos. Visit sensationgallery.org.au to buy tickets and find out more. WHEN Open 7 November – 23 December Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm (closed Mondays) – last admissions 4pm Monday and Friday nights: 6pm – 9pm – last admissions 8pm Please visit sensationgallery.org.au to find out Monday and Friday night dates. WHERE Queens Riverside Precinct, 3 De Vlamingh Ave, East Perth We’re a fully accessible venue with easy connections via public transport and the free CAT bus. There is plenty of nearby parking with ACROD parking available on De Vlamingh Avenue. MWSA Customer Neil Cumming enjoys the ambiance of the Green Room. 26

PROOF THAT MUSIC IS MEDICINE FOR THE MIND Professional musician Brett John has been living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for nearly two decades. He believes music gives him the strength he needs to cope. Diagnosed at 43, Brett shut the door on music, but not forever. “Music has always had a positive effect on my life by calming my mind and giving me joy. Once I was introduced to MSWA they helped me re-open the doors to music and let it heal my mind and spirit once again. Music has really helped me cope during times filled with confusion, stress and doubt,” said Brett. “MSWA has also helped my personal wellbeing through tailored services including occupational therapy, counselling and physiotherapy. More importantly, MSWA has helped me rebuild and strengthen my connections within my community. Together we opened the door to others on a similar journey and I’ll always be grateful for the positive friendships I’ve gained.” MSWA firmly believes in the power of music and is proud of our partnership with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO), giving more people access to music in WA. 27