Welcome to Able Art 2020
It is our absolute pleasure to bring to to from the comfort of your home or office our online exhibition.
Please share the exhibition with your family and friends – enjoy!
Tuesday 1 December
Welcome to day two of Able Art 2020.
We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s gallery of artwork from our Able artists. Artists have created their artworks in different circumstances to what they may have in previous years. This change has been challenging but the access to art making as a process has helped bring clients together and provided valuable time to express creativity.
In addition to today’s gallery we take you behind the scenes to see how some of our Able artists created their artworks via Victoria our Art Therapists online session.
Behind the scenes
Wednesday 2 December
Welcome to day three of Able Art 2020.
Today we bring you a small gallery of artwork from our Able artists. As you can see from the last two days the artwork throughout the exhibition is dynamic and expressive.
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow as we celebrate International Day of People with Disability 2020.
Thursday 3 December
Behind the scenes
Friday 4 December
Kathy Wise has contributed works to the Able Art exhibitions for several years. In her own words, “Painting is my passion and hobby.” For Kathy, using different paint colours and textures offers great enjoyment, while also being a form of relaxation. Of particular interest to her is painting landscapes based on memories of her travels. This year, Kathy painted two pictures – both of the Rhine River in Germany where she holidayed in 2018.
COVID has meant Kathy has spent a lot of time painting pictures “under the patio roof at home”. We are all hopeful that by 2021, not only will Kathy be creating art at home, but in Able Australia’s art studio as well.
About the artist
Heather Lawson is deafblind as a result of Ushers Syndrome. She was deaf at birth and also had retina pigmentation – a form of tunnel vision which has progressively become worse as she gets older.
Heather uses Tactile Auslan, to communicate. This involves Heather receiving sign language through touch – by feeling the other person’s hands as they sign. She has used this form of communication for approximately 34 years. When it comes to her art, Heather particularly enjoys creating ceramics. According to Heather, “Touch is important to me. I need to feel things with my hands and fingers. Why do I choose this? Because I am unable to do visual arts. I use my tactile skills to work on things.”