The ability to create up there for all to see
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.