Exhibition celebrates local talent

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Scores of artists from across the Geelong region have their creative and inclusive works displayed at an exhibition that celebrates International Day of People with Disability.

Through My Eyes showcases the talents of established and emerging artists living with disability.

More than 100 local artists are featured in the vibrant and collaborative free exhibition, which was launched at Gordon Gallery on Tuesday night.

Works examine personal stories and insights and reflect on a broad range of themes emanating from current affairs and pop culture.

Through My Eyes is a key event in the City’s celebrations for International Day of People with Disability (IDPWD).

Other free activities held across Greater Geelong included a film and tech festival, music, art workshops, library readings and a business breakfast.

The City has been supporting IDPWD since 1996.

The day aims to raise more public awareness about the achievements and contributions of people with a lived experience of disability.
Through My Eyes will be shown until 9 December.

All the proceeds of sales from the exhibition will go directly to the artist or to the inclusive art studio that supports them with their professional creative practice.

Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher

The City is a long-term supporter of International Day of People with Disability and is excited to highlight the rich talent of the clever and creative artists from our region. The event challenges stereotypes and celebrates the successes of people with a lived experience of disability.
It also recognises the wonderful contributions of carers, family and friends and helps bring people and communities together.

Cr Sarah Mansfield, Chair, Social Inclusion portfolio

Council is proud to support International Day of People with Disability, an important day that showcases the talents and viewpoints of locals who have a lived experience of disability. The local artists involved should feel proud of their artistic achievements. The exhibition will also raise public awareness about the contributions and aspirations of those living with a disability.

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