Pictured: Workpower artist Kirstie-Ann poses next to her painting, Trippy Eyeballs
The As We Are is an annual exhibition showcasing the works of artists with intellectual disability. This year, we have 10 amazing Workpower artists sharing their work! Manager Program Development, Bithika Kastha, attended this Monday’s opening night exhibition, and shares her experiences with us…
To be in a space where there is an incredible buzz of excitement is a fabulous thing to be a part of; that is what The As We Are exhibition and Award ceremony exudes each and every year. The event now in its 15th year is a fabulous reminder of what can be achieved with drive, passion and commitment of a collective community. The vision of Rosalind Lewis (from Citizen Advocacy Perth West) initiated As We Are as a one-off exhibition and art award to provide an opportunity for WA artists with a disability to host their own exhibition.
As We Are is a project that is not owned by any one organisation but by the artists supported by a diverse and growing community. The event has gone from strength to strength, with over 200 pieces on display this year.
Workpower had 10 artists submit their works from Community Programs, the strongest representation of artists to date.
- Bonnie Wilkinson
- Nakita Wilson
- Brianna Yaxley
- Karli Warr
- Naomi Meyerink
- Coralee Gibellini
- Annie Slater
- Tracey Longbottom
- Kirstie –Ann Franklin
- Brooke Mathew
One of our budding artists, Kristie-Anne Franklin, sold her painting ‘Trippy Eyeballs’ at the exhibitions opening. Kristy is one of the artists that has volunteered her time during the opening week to provide assistance and guide the public viewing the exhibition. The As We Are gallery is open this week in the main foyer of the Central Park Tower – why not pop down this Saturday 12th August and take in the art – what better way to spend a rainy day?
Pictured: Patrons enjoy the art on display at the As We Are gallery
Pictured L-R: Brooke, Karli and Nakita pose with their paintings and supporters.
Workpower Community Programs are dedicated to helping you spread your creative wings! Whether your goal is personal or professional, we’re here to offer you the support you need. Call 1800 610 665 or email us today to find out what we can do for you!