Artists exhibit new work in Tasmania

16 December 2019

It Begins With Drawing is a new exhibition launched recently by a series of artists supported by Life Without Barriers in Tasmania.

The new exhibition features paintings, prints and mixed media work by 10 Life Without Barriers participants who are part of the art program at our Goodwood and residential sites. The exhibition, It Begins With Drawing, drew its name from the artistic process; the progression of an idea from drawing to the final artistic format. The exhibition took place at Clarence Council’s Rosny Schoolhouse Gallery in Tasmania.

Art tutors Jeannie Mooney and Jane Stanton, curated the exhibition. The pieces on display were both mature artworks as well as experimental processes across many mediums. “We have an abundance of talent in our studio and we are grateful for this opportunity to showcase the work,” said Art Tutor Jeannie.

Image: Artist Lawrence Dooley at work

Participant Lawrence Dooley has been part of the art program for about four years and for the exhibition he turned a drawing of the America’s Cup into a mosaic. “It is a way to express friendship and love and a great understanding of how things work,” Mr Dooley said.

“We as artists must have an idea of what we need to do and express it, so we need to imagine it in our head before we put our mind into doing our art.”

Artists, Lawrence Dooley

Image: Artists Matt and Jenny at the exhibition

Art is one of the many ways Life Without Barriers supports NDIS participants to develop new skills, meet new friends and get involved with their local community.

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