Hidden talent comes to the forefront

Artist Jacob Butler with Karla Little, Fiona McIlrath and Carolyn Jurgeds with their work for the exhibition. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d427577
Artist Jacob Butler with Karla Little, Fiona McIlrath and Carolyn Jurgeds with their work for the exhibition. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d427577

The exhibition came about through a collaboration between Life Without Barriers and North Fremantle artist Jake Butler.

Before the three-day show was held, the budding artists met twice a week to produce a range of different paintings.

Bibra Lake resident and Life Without Barriers operations manager Dannii O’Connell said the program helped people often isolated from the community to make friends.

‘We have found that there are limited options to bring the people we support together as a group in the community,’ she said.

‘We were all astounded at the extraordinary quality of the work produced, and wanted to share this with the broader community.’

Mr Butler said art was an activity loved by people from many different backgrounds.

‘Art is a very personal experience,’ he said.

‘Ninety per cent of people believe they can’t paint but given the opportunity, the tools and guidance, this is achievable.

‘This was evident in the work completed by the clients.’