Midland Junction Arts Centre to host annual DADAA In Focus exhibition


DADAA artist with work featured in the exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre. Picture: DADAA.
DADAA artist with work featured in the exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre. Picture: DADAA.

MIDLAND Junction Arts Centre will exhibit work by more than 150 artists supported through a community group for people with a disability or mental illness.

DADAA’s annual In Focus exhibition in April will feature artwork from inspired beginners to experienced creatives well known in the community, with most of the artists from the eastern region around Midland.

The inclusive exhibition will see a collection of unusual objects transformed into new iterations of ‘the canvas’ curated by participating artists with the support of DADAA staff.

Everything from teaspoons, clay and felt, to animation, skate decks and paperbark will be in focus, along with two large-scale collaborative works by artists in partnership with Fibrant’s Joyce Tasma and DADAA’s Dimity Gregson.

Declan White’s crocodile in coloured pencil on paper. Picture: DADAA

Artist Katelyn Murphy said her relationship with art evolved through her ability to self express creatively.

“When I was nine years old, I developed epilepsy and since then I have used painting and pottery to express my feeling and show my creative side,” she said.

Free workshops for mixed abilities in model making and Japanese Shibori dyeing will run on April 18 and 20.

What: In Focus exhibition
Where: Midland Junction Arts Centre
When: April 5-20

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