ArtAbility 2009

E3 art space: 2 - 12 December 2009

 Art Ability
Kerry Forde, Mountain Scenery, 2009, oil pastel on paper

Now in its fifth year, the highly successful and popular ArtAbility exhibition showcases the achievements of people with a disability and brings together members of the community to celebrate and promote awareness of disability issues. ArtAbility is held in conjunction with the worldwide celebration of the 'International Day of People with a Disability'.

The exhibition includes drawing, printmaking and painting, as well a display of beautiful handmade rugs, made with recycled materials using traditional techniques taught at the Riverina Community College. The opening of the exhibition on Wednesday, December 2 2009 by Chris Coleman, Regional Program Manager for ABC Riverina Radio, was accompanied by the premiere of Diurnal: a Butoh dance piece performed by the Twilight Dance Troupe and developed by service users of Kirrajong Waratah together with Canny Kinloch, a well-known local artist and performer. The development of this dance piece was made possible by the Millard Trust Fund.

ArtAbility is a collaborative exhibition of artworks from Skills Options Day Service Kurrajong Waratah, The Leisure Company, Willans Hill School, the Riverina Community College and Wagga Wagga High School.


When:     Wednesday 2 December 2009, 5:30-7:00pm
Where:    E3 art space, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Cost:        Free

ArtAbilty is a registered trademark of Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities Inc. (ADEC)