The abil­ity to cre­ate up there for all to see

Sunday Tasmanian - - News - LORETTA LOHBERGER

STRONG mem­o­ries, in­clud­ing sur­viv­ing an ac­quired brain in­jury and the feel­ings of be­ing in a coma, are on dis­play at an ex­hi­bi­tion in Ho­bart.

Abil­ity to Cre­ate, which in­cludes works from artists with a dis­abil­ity and those who are age­ing, is on at the Water­side Pavil­ion un­til to­mor­row.

“Abil­ity to Cre­ate is about show­cas­ing the amaz­ing tal­ents and abil­i­ties of those liv­ing with phys­i­cal and in­tel­lec­tual dis­abil­i­ties, and those who are age­ing,” act­ing Ho­bart Lord Mayor Ron Christie said.

“It is a great op­por­tu­nity for the wider com­mu­nity to see what can be achieved when peo­ple are sup­ported and en­cour­aged.”

Al­der­man Bill Har­vey said the coun­cil was ap­proached in 2013 by a com­mu­nity mem­ber liv­ing with a dis­abil­ity, Freddy Lee-Mount, who was “com­mit­ted to the idea of cel­e­brat­ing the abil­ity and talent of peo­ple liv­ing with a dis­abil­ity in Ho­bart”.

“He wanted to cre­ate aware­ness of the talent and skill nes­tled among those with dif­fer­ing lev­els of abil­ity in the vis­ual arts,” Ald Har­vey said.

TALENT: Pa­trick Ead­ing­ton, left, and Abha Ram.

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