Disability in the Arts Disadvantages in the Arts exhibit empowers artists


This will be the seventh exhibition for Kieth Hayton, of Greenmount.         d467269
This will be the seventh exhibition for Kieth Hayton, of Greenmount.        d467269

A SPECIAL exhibition featuring the work of more than 70 artists who are living with a disability or a mental health issue is set to open this week in Midland.

A SPECIAL exhibition featuring the work of more than 70 artists who are living with a disability or a mental health issue is set to open this week in Midland.

Mallika Macleod, the participation manager for Disability in the Arts Disadvantages in the Arts (DADAA) in WA, said the exhibition – In Focus 2017 – would feature work created at the centre over the past year.

“The artwork is from many of the different workshops we have held,” she said.

“All of the artwork is for sale, with all proceeds to go back to the artist.”

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Ms Macleod said the Focus Art Studios in Midland offered a welcoming and supportive environment to enable individual creative expression through the design and production of artworks.

“The workshops provide the opportunity for artists to tell dynamic stories and demonstrate how people living with mental illness and disability can be nurtured and empowered,” she said.

Greenmount artist Kieth Hayton said it was the seventh time he had exhibited.

“I’ve been working on my piece High Voltage for more than a year,” he said.

In Focus opens on April 6 at the Midland Junction Arts Centre and runs until April 13.

For more information, call 9250 7633 or email focus@dadaa.org.au.