Creative Connections Art and Poetry Exhibitions is a not-for-profit organization run entirely by volunteers from the general public and employees within the disability services sector who hold the belief art and poetry are important methods people.
Each exhibition is an eclectic collection of artwork produced by artists with complex needs under the care of the local service providers in the disability sector.
Each artwork is accompanied by poetry freshly penned by local poets, which reflects the personality of the artist and provides an interpretation of the visual image, lending a voice to the often non-verbal artist. The rawness and honesty in the use of colour and technique by the artists brings with it a freshness that creates candid interpretations that are inspirational and intriguing.
The poetry and artwork reflects the varied personalities of a sector of the community not usually thrust into the spotlight.
All artwork and accompanying poetry is available for purchase with 90% of proceeds from any sale being returned to the artist. All funds collected contribute to future exhibitions and administrative expenses. Poets receive recognition for their work and freely include their poetry with the artwork when sold.