There are three elements to The Artism Project. The first is a presentation of my original illustrations from the picture book The Angel who was Accidentally Born on Earth. It plays an important role in deepening public understanding of people living with autism.
There will also be an exhibition of other artworks I’ve been inspired to create because of my contact with differently abled people. And finally, people with disabilities will be invited to participate in a drawing workshop to stimulate the creative impulse that human beings naturally possess.
The project is focused on raising awareness of differently abled people amongst the wider community and also engaging those people whose talents it is designed to showcase.
The Artism Project will be held at the Library at the Dock in Melbourne from 17 July to 8 Aug 2019.
This exhibition will provide a valuable opportunity for the community to see disability from different perspectives. I believe that art is a medium which can effectively involve and interest a very wide audience.
I hope that the illustrations and artworks will visually impact the viewers and leave them feeling more positive about a society which embraces different human abilities.
By engaging with this project a real difference can be made to the way autistic people and differently abled people in general are viewed by society and the way society interacts with them. Disability can be extremely isolating and engagement breaks the chain of loneliness.
The funds received from your kind donations will be used to cover picture frames, art materials and other cost for the exhibition.
Your support is deeply appreciated!
Please watch my YouTube video at the top for my journey as an artist.
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