About Us

About Us Intro

The concept originally known as Place for Hope came in 2015, arising out of intimate conversations between family, friends and colleagues, about ways of transforming from places of struggle & fragmentation to places of wholeness & healing.

With the full realisation that these places of loss come to us all; as a community of care, we felt called to respond simply and humanly where we could.

We formed a small committee and approached City Council for the land and the local Rotary Clubs for support.

Projects of Heart and Soul WA Inc, a registered charity was established to drive the project Bunbury Garden Labyrinth (non-denominational) in late 2016.

The project consists of a Labyrinth, Welcome Disc, Moongate entry and Signage.

Our Awesome Committee

Linda Blyth

CHAIRPERSON

Linda is an Occupational Therapist and Registered Music Therapist and has lived and worked in Bunbury for 20 years! Through her work, music, arts, school, church, environmental and community activities, Linda and her partner John Sherwood and their combined families have gathered large friendship and community networks throughout this time. She has long resonated with the themes of loss, grief and need for renewal shared by people within her work and community hence grasped the opportunity to join Projects of Heart & Soul in establishing a Garden Labyrinth in Bunbury as a Place for Hope and Centreing.

Nari Jones

DEPUTY CHAIRPERSON

Nari graduated as an Occupational Therapist in 1990, before undertaking extensive postgraduate training in Integral Wholeness Facilitation.

Her main area of interest is in the facilitation of creative responses through times of change, challenge & loss. She has worked in private & public health systems, schools, sporting organisations & community groups.

This has personally & naturally led to this collaboration with others, for Bunbury Garden Labyrinth; in an attempt to bring people together using artful ways, & to help them to foster an understanding of each other, through difficult times.

Michele Schoder

TREASURER

As an accountant, lecturer and community project volunteer, Michelle Schoder is committed to helping build the Bunbury Garden Labyrinth. She believes this active area will enhance Queens Gardens for both visitors and local residents to enjoy now and for years to come. We are so grateful to have Michele as our Treasurer.

Carolyn Ngan

COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT

Carolyn has a background in Occupational Therapy and completed a Masters in Leadership and Management (Curtin University). She has worked in the disability, health and mental health sectors for over 35 yrs and held senior executive roles during this period. She has strong project and management skills in addition to a commitment towards consumer-focused care and outcomes.

Carolyn has an interest in community wellness, mental health promotion and prevention and believes the Bunbury Garden Labyrinth project will be a foundation for other communities to develop places of hope, community and harmony.

Diane Panorios

COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT

For the past 40 years Di has been working with people with mental health conditions as a senior clinician. She is a qualified occupational therapist and has a post graduate qualification in mental health.

Di believes that a garden labyrinth will greatly enhance the health and well-being of people living in and visiting the Bunbury area.

Key Contributors to Bunbury Garden Labyrinth

POSTHUMOUSLY

Joan May Campbell

Reece Van Zanten Mitchell

SURVEY

Scott Anderson – McMullen Nolan Group (MNG)

ARTISTS

Francesca Cary

Bernice Butlion

Anastasija Komarnyckyj

Luciana Andreone

Barbara Payne

Bob Morgan

Cait Gordon

Chantal Wilson

Deborah Wraight

Denise Gillies

Domenic Travato

Elaine Holborn

Erin Cooper

George Lipton

Jan Stockdale

Jeana Castelli

Jean Sunderland

Joyce Radici

Judi McGuigan

Kanta Vekaria

Karin Luciano

Kathleen Ryan

Linda Blyth

Nari Jones

Lynne Boladeras

Mark Healy

Mia Cooper

Nicole Mickle

Pam Luff

Pam Turner

Carolyn Ngan

Pip Daly Smith

Kaye Broom

Sigari Luckwell

Sue Kalab

Olivia Parks

EARLY PLANNING

Dr Loretta do Rozario

Nari Jones

Sharon Mitchell

Carolyn Ngan

Heather Reid

Mel Birrell

Di Panorios

Linda Blyth

Jan Ferraz

ART AUCTION

Auctioneer John Cook

Hay Shed Hill Wines

Southwest Italian Club

Christine Blowfield (Curator)

Terry Madgwick (Curator)

MC Kate Wilson

St Augustine’s – Labyrinth loan

Photographer – Kate Heaslip

Meadowbrooke

MEDIA SUPPORTERS

South West Times

ABC Southwest

Sigari Luckwell – Community Radio

Ashley Dillon – Spirit Radio

Bunbury Herald

Bunbury Mail

DESIGN PHASE

Julian Bowron

Kristy Tillett

Nicole Mickle

Douglas Collins

Joeri Turin

Dan Depiazzi

Doug Simpson – Simpson Builders

Michel Greenhalgh – MCG Architects

MUSICIANS

David Rawet

Sweet Thing – Andrew & Leola Robinson

Cantobelles – conducted by Margaret Duce

Silvertones – conducted by Margaret Duce

David Cutler

Helen Punch

KEY SPONSORS & CONTRIBUTORS

Holcim

Simcoa

Piacentini & Son

Eco Outdoor

Rotary

Web and Print Hub – Julie Rick

Catco Enterprises – Cathy Smith

Southern Picture Framers

Tint City

SIGNIFICANT COMMUNITY/BGL CHAMPIONS

Carol McDowall

Betty McLeary

John Sherwood

Fiona Hinds

Ben Andrews

John Saunders

Sigari Luckwell

Louise Stokes

Mandy Burrows

ACES White Basketball

Community Learning Centre

Men’s Sheds

SW Womens’ Interest Group

EASELS

Christine Skeggs

Australind Art Group

Stirling Street Art Centre

BRAG – Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

BCC  – Bunbury Catholic College

ASHS – Australind Senior High School

BCGS – Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School

Terry Madgwick

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