The Pinnaroo Project is a 3+ years arts and health initiative that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the Pinnaroo Community. It involves a range of creative activities that celebrate the heritage and culture of the region.


The making of art may be as important to your health as balanced nutrition, regular exercise or meditation. Researchers globally have produced evidence detailing the value of arts interactions to individual and community health. The Pinnaroo Project will aim to support this evidence by providing valued data on the impact of art on the health and well-being of a regional town in South Australia. A series of workshops and events will encourage the community to take part in arts and create a connection with their health.


The Pinnaroo community has pro-active and ambitious residents – in relation to arts but also in relation to health and the local economy. Health and art already play a part through the community with Mallee Arts, Pinnaroo Community Inc and Pinnaroo Fitness, Health and Wellness already well established. It does, however, like many other regional areas, fall victim to the shortfalls of health services in remote communities. All of this makes Pinnaroo perfectly positioned and suited to bring this exciting research project to life.


The focus of the Pinnaroo Project is to address limited access to health services. The initiative aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the Pinnaroo community. Participants in The Pinnaroo Project will undergo a simple questionnaire about their health and lifestyle and take a brief set of clinical measurements which will be monitored throughout the project. The Pinnaroo Project hopes to have significant improvements in the communities health and wellbeing without the use of medical aids or medications.


We have already hosted some amazing artists and had a huge variety of participants take part in our workshops.
Find out about previous workshops below, or book in for upcoming ones here.

ANZAC Poppies

The Pinnaroo Project with the help of Melinda Oster from Our Little Shed, created a stunning display of metal poppies for the local ANZAC parade.Melinda, a Pinnaroo local and amazing metal artist, taught the community how to create these gorgeous poppies from pieces of scrap metal. On the lead up to ANZAC day, the HUB…

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Mosaics with local artist Chris Jenzen

Local mosaicist Chris Jenzen ran a very successful 5-week long mosaic workshop for The Pinnaroo Project. Chris taught participants the basics of working with coloured tiles to create beautiful mosaic designs on pavers. Everyone chose their own unique design, and got to work creating their masterpiece. No two ideas were the same, there were mosaiced…

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Metal Clay Jewellery

How does spending your Saturday morning making yourself a unique piece of metal clay jewellery sound? Well, that’s what a big bunch of Pinnaroo ladies did today in the hub!Tania Kunze once again ran a fantastic workshop, this time using metal clay to hand-make gorgeous jewellery pieces. Designing, creating and firing was all done on…

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Tania Kunze brought another one of her skills to Pinnaroo with a fantastic leather workshop…and, it was just her and the blokes! A great group of guys enjoyed making leather key rings, tags and belt buckles while enjoying a few beers. It was a successful night which has proven that the crafts aren’t just a…

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Aboriginal Basket Weaving

Boandik artists Sonya, Sarah & Suzy Smith shared their culture with us over relaxed, informative conversations.It was a pleasure to learn some of these traditional aboriginal weaving techniques and some lovely woven articles were created.

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The Pinnaroo Show

The Pinnaroo Project was delighted to have the opportunity to take part in the biggest event of the year in the community – The Pinnaroo Show! With displays, workshops and parades, we definitely made our mark!

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Pinnaroo residents enjoying increased health and wellbeing, and the capacity to sustain these improvements long term.


The Pinnaroo township will look and feel vibrant and appealing, and local residents will feel proud of their community.


Pinnaroo is a place where arts and culture is highly valued by locals and is already a part of their everyday life.

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