Without Wings: Rockingham resident to show off art for International Day of Disability


Kristi McInerney, Diana Oliver, Tina Fielding and Sally Newman.
Kristi McInerney, Diana Oliver, Tina Fielding and Sally Newman.

ROCKINGHAM creative Sally Newman has joined forces with Lyrical Infusion to create Without Wings, an art show being held at the Rockingham Art Centre in light of this year’s International Day of Disability.

The event will be a compilation of live music and lyrical interpretation of song and poetry, bringing amateur local actors to the stage with needs ability performers.

Newman hopes to bring awareness to the capable ability of those disabled and with disease.

Creative director of Lyrical Infusion, Newman’s journey for raising awareness began when she developed MS.

“I have been living with the disease for more than 15 years and consider myself one of the lucky ones as I maintain a fairly active life, with theatre, music and my young family” she said.

Through her friendship with care worker in the disability service sector Diana Oliver, Newman has met many needs ability people and is excited to give some of these individuals a stage to perform.

“A disability or disease should not evoke pity from the community, but rather people find time to see the strength, creativity and the ability in those that are living with such adversities,” she said,

“Acceptance begins with understanding and I hope that shows such as Without Wings, are an easy way to educate others, to accept individuals without judgement or disregard.”

Without Wings exhibition will take place on December 5 from 6pm to 8pm.

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