COVID 19 Statement

Pelican Arts is taking reasonable measures to provide continuity of service during the pandemic while maintaining client and staff safety. We recognise that some clients may be especially vulnerable to infection during the pandemic and that some clients may be unable to engage in Telehealth.

Clients may express a preference for one service over another, Pelican Arts will consider transition to-from Telehealth on a case by case basis. Fees for Telehealth services will be the same as their in-person equivalent.

Pelican arts will always follow government advice. 

These are some of the things we are doing to help keep visitors safe During the COVID 19 Pandemic.

  • We are keeping up to date with government regulations and advice in Victoria and NSW.
  • We have hand sanitiser at the entry of the building, as well as inside the studio, and of course soap and water. All visitors must clean their hands when they enter.
  • We have increased our routine cleaning regime, in addition to this we and clean frequently used surfaces and equipment after each use. We also have a HEPPA air filter in the studio.
  • We have configured furniture in a way that makes it easy to stay 1.5 meters away from each other.
  • We have put signs on the door and walls to remind everyone of what they need to do to help stop the spread.

Please pay attention to these signs and use the QR code to check in.

  • If we are sick we will cancel our appointments at no charge to you, we use routine Rapid Antigen testing when it is available.
  •  Please don’t come if you feel sick, if you have had contact with a person with COVID 19, or if you have travelled to a COVID 19 Hotspot in the past 14 days.

If you have any COVID 19 Symptoms please get tested and stay home, we will be happy to reschedule your appointment when you are feeling better. If you have minor symptoms and would still like art therapy we can organise an appointment via telehealth.

1015 Express Art Group Online

In Term 2 Pelican Arts will be running the 1015 Express Art Group online.

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In this art group for young people aged 10 –15, participants will be supported to use art to explore and share their ideas about themselves and the world.  Young people will be given the freedom they need to create artwork and experiences that really mean something to them with the support of Kate Cotching, local artist.

As usual, it’s the art-making process, the sharing and the company that is most important. The online groups will remain small and personal, so each person can be supported to make the most of the materials they have on hand and develop their own ideas. We won’t be expecting people to follow a set of instructions or use specific art materials, there are already millions of great instructional videos on the web that people can use for that.

Cost is $150 total for the eight-week program, this includes an art sample pack which will be delivered to participants in the Sunraysia area.

Sessions run weekly 4pm-5:30 pm Thursdays. From 30th April to 18th June 2020.

To book a place e-mail or call 0410 772 058. Please fill in an enrolment form to secure your place.

PDF Pelican Arts 1015 express enrolment form T220

If you are unsure about the online platform we are happy to arrange a 10 min online meeting prior to registration so you can decide if this is for you.


Pelican Arts is a registered NDIS service provider.

Scribbles and Giggles at Sunraysia Arts and Learning

Kate will be running Scribbles and Giggles at Sunraysia Arts and Learning, a six-week program for pre-preschoolers and their grown-ups.
Children learn by watching and interacting with their parents and caregivers. In this program, we will explore ways in which you can connect with your own inner artist while enjoying making art with your child.
These sessions will be run in Merbein at Sunraysia Arts and Learning, 198 Third St Merbein.

Friday 17th May till Friday 28th June at 9.30-10.15 am.
Cost $165 for the six weeks.
Contact Sunraysia Catherine Threlfall at Arts and Learning to make a booking 0420 939 229 or or enrol online e

Registered NDIS provider

Pelican Arts is a registered NDIS provider

Art Materials and ndis brochure

Participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can access art therapy to support them to achieve the goals and outcomes set out in their NDIS plan. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how art therapy could help meet your goals.

Therapeutic supports

We provide one to one art psychotherapy and psychosocial support. Art therapy can also help participants to improve social engagement, vocational participation and well-being.

Innovative community participation

Pelican Arts facilitates creative programs in the community. Because our groups are small and flexible we are able to meet a variety of interests and special needs.

More information about the NDIS

Arts Access Victoria has useful information about Art and the NDIS.



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Kate Cotching has completed a Masters in Mental Health (Art Therapy) from the School of Medicine at University of Queensland, a Masters in Art (Visual Art) at RMIT University, and a Bachelor of Social Work at La Trobe University. She has a passion for bringing visual arts to the community. Kate has been privileged to work with people from a diverse range of backgrounds in the Mildura area, including newly arrived refugees, young families, people recovering from mental illness, students of all ages, and people with disabilities. She has exhibited her artwork throughout Australia and internationally and was a founding member of Gallery F and whitecubemildura.

Kate is a member of ANZACATA, the peak professional body for the creative arts therapies in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia/Pacific region.






Kids Art Club at Sunraysia Arts and Learning – Term 1, 2019

In this art club kids aged 5-10 will use art as a way of communicating and connecting with others. Sessions will typically start with a warm-up art game, followed by a short activity to promote communication. The second half of the session will allow kids to explore their own amazing ideas. At the end of the session grown-ups will be invited in for a special viewing and a discussion of the art the kids have made that day.

Fridays, 4 pm – 5 pm,  February  8th through to March 29th      $220 for the 8-week term. Contact Sunraysia Arts and Learning to make a booking 04 2093 9229 or