ART by people with disabilities inspired by the work of poets Australia-wide will be on display and for sale next month.
Rivervale artist Delores Purdy is one of several locals whose work will be on show as part of the eighth annual Creative Connections Art and Poetry Exhibition.
This year 53 artists have created one artwork each, while 44 poets have written two poems each.
Volunteer assistant co-ordinator Maureen Sexton said the event allowed artists with disabilities and poets to work together creatively.
“The artists gain so much out of this,” Ms Sexton said. “It is a way for them to express themselves. Most of the artists are non-verbal and share their feelings and lives.
“And it’s not just any art, it is an exhibition of paintings by differently abled people in big, bold colours – a microcosm of their lives and feelings. There are abstracts that would enhance any living room.
“The paintings and poems are for sale, with 90 per cent of the proceeds going to the artists.”
Delores Purdy created this artwork with inspiration from Perth poet Julienne Jusche.