Five Wagga residents are on a mission to help foster creativity, diversity and healthy minds through art.
4th Dimension is the brainchild of Sheree Ridley, a woman who has found solace with a paintbrush in hand.
"I started writing the program earlier this year around using art as a tool for well being," she said.
"Exploring and expressing the interior world of emotions and the psyche and being able to express that side of life is what it's all about."
Today, the nation asks their loved ones, strangers, and fellow community how they are feeling for RU OK Day, and Ms Ridley said this should carry on every day of the year.
"Mental health is so important, particularly when growing up, and we think using art to motivate young people's experiences and goals is a huge part in keeping a healthy mind," she said.
"It gives people a voice."
The group of artists will each focus on a different element of creativity throughout the 10 week program, including expressive painting, creative writing, cultural art practices and even hip hop dance.
Rebecca McGuinness is a Wiradjuri artist specialising in cultural design.
"I started painting four years ago due to a struggle with trauma and depression," Ms McGuinness said.
"I use a warm, open approach to touching issues like grief and loss and I want to be able to share my technique with others to help recovery and encourage positive alternatives in life in a safe environment."
Ms McGuinness, who said she wanted to "reconcile differences and move forward as one", is not the only person with a cultural motivation behind their art.
Aunty Wendy Dempster is a proud Indigenous Australian woman with a talent for poetry, lyrics and creative writing.
"I found that writing and art was really good therapy, my son was hit by a car and sustained a severe brain injury and every day was a battle, but art was the only thing that could take me away from that trauma for just a moment," she said.
"We've all had a sensation of loss and grief in our lives and this program is going to give these kids something solid to go forward with and create something beautiful out of somethings traumatic."
Ms Dempster said it was important to give young people a creative avenue for self expression to avoid a destructive alternative.
"It is hard when you're young to make different decisions, you can easily get on the wrong side of the tracks so I think that is a big focus of this program," she said.
Timmy Dick and Arron Graham bring a touch of music to the program, saying that form of art was just as beneficial for the mind.
"Before I got into music I was in with the wrong crowd and the only way I could get away from that was to move to the Gold Coast, and then I found music to be such an incredible way to focus my time," Mr Graham said.
Mr Dick has been a musician almost his whole life, writing songs in support of mental health and suicide prevention. He said he was "passionate about helping troubled youth".
"Art brings you into the present, you can't be anywhere else in that moment and that's what is healing for the mind," he said.
"We're living in good times now where we can talk about taboo issues like suicide prevention and things like that, and when we collaborate with music, people share a common thread which bonds cultures and fosters team work."
Intended for students in years 6-12, the program is looking to get up and running in October at the Kooringal Community Hub.
"We want to create a safe space that gives kids from diverse backgrounds a chance to foster communication, community and raise awareness on unique experiences," Ms Ridley said.
"Community centres are one aspect of this that really gets us involved with those around us and creates a strong, local support network.
"All of us here have lost our way, lost direction in our life and art has become a way of getting back on track."
For more information, contact Sheree Ridley on 0421 154 227, or Rebecca GcGuinness on 0477 151 054.
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