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Artwell is a community Arts Program for people with, and in recovery from mental illness. The program aims to promote and enable Mental Health Wellness through Arts Practice. Artist, art therapist and experienced mental health professional Peter Fanton, will facilitate social engagement and personal art making, as well as guided activities to enhance personal meaning making, self awareness and most importantly, enjoyment in Art!





To welcome people back to Artwell and to check in with our community before the end of the year, we would love to offer a chance for reconnection before the year is out. We will be running some short Artwell Sessions, as a chance to check in and also for anyone who might be interested in coming along to Artwell in 2021, to hear more about the program and see how it runs.

We will have two sessions existing participants can come along to:

Wednesday, December 9th 2020 at 10.30am – 11.30am

Wednesday, December 16th 2020 at 10.30am – 11.30am

We are also offering an information session for anyone interested in joining Artwell. If you have previously attended Artwell, it is recommended you come along to these two morning sessions. You are welcome to attend one or both.

If you have never attended Artwell before (or know someone who might benefit from attending), we are offering an introductory session which will share some information about the program and also what to expect. We recommend this session for new participants and/or caregivers of participants. This introductory session will run on Wednesday, December 16th 2020 from 1.30pm – 2.30pm.

To register for these 2020 sessions - please email or call 9784 1896.



In the first half of 2021, Artwell runs almost every Wednesday.


Artwell commences on January 20th and runs every Wednesday (10.30am - 12.30pm) until March 31st (inclusive).


Artwell commences on April 21st and runs every Wednesday (10.30am - 12.30pm) until June 23rd (inclusive).

There are no Artwell Sessions on:

- Public Holidays or School Holidays.


Dates for Term 3 and 4, 2021 will be released in due course. 

$6 per session.  Wednesdays, 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Things to note:

  • These sessions are run in person, in the Studio in Cube 37 at the Frankston Arts Centre. Due to current health advice, we are able to run sessions in line with capacity and density requirements. If this advice changes, these sessions will be delivered online and you will be advised.
  • We ask all participants to wear a fitted face mask when inside the venue, as per current regulations. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions or breathing difficulties are exempt from this directive.
  • Upon arrival to Cube 37, you will be asked to check in, either via your own smartphone or using the check in point at the venue. Staff will demonstrate the procedure upon arrival.


If you would like to attend the sessions, either as an existing participant or a new one – we ask that you RSVP to let us know of your attendance. We usually don’t collect RSVP’s but due to the current landscape, it is important for us to know numbers especially so we can accommodate all participants and be COVID Safe. 

If you would like to talk to someone about Artwell, please email or call 9784 1896.

About Artwell program at FAC

Artwell registration form - Dec 2020


Read below to find out more about our Facilitator, Peter.

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Hi everyone, my name is Peter Fanton, and I am excited and proud to be facilitating the Artwell Program at Cube 37. As an artist, therapist and lived-experience Practitioner, it is important for me to advocate and align my professional Practice with creativity and with those who share my passion and curiosity in what’s possible!

Originally from Queensland, I have a career background which includes Teaching/Education, Community Development and Community Health, both in Australia and overseas. More recently I have completed a Graduate Diploma in Creative Arts Practice and a Masters (MA) in Therapeutic Arts Practice, specifically trained in multi-modal experiential therapeutic arts practice.  I am also currently working part-time in Community Mental Health - Trauma-informed Practice.