Art from the Heart of the Cross
Art from the Heart of the Cross is an annual exhibition showcasing the diverse artistic talents of people who visit the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC).
The first supervised injecting centre in the Southern Hemisphere and the English-speaking world, Uniting MSIC opened its doors in the heart of Kings Cross in 2001. Since then, the service has provided safe and compassionate care for some of the most marginalised and disenfranchised members of our community.
Every year the centre also runs a four-week art project, giving clients the opportunity to express themselves and their circumstances creatively. An empowering aspect of the project is the public display and silent auction of artworks in the Art from the Heart of the Cross exhibition. All proceeds go directly to the artists.
“I believe that we are all talented in some way. It’s just a matter of being free and brave enough to try different things.” – Uniting MSIC Client