Tuesday, April 27, 2010
For the opening of 'Captured' a week and a half ago I was excited to finally meet the artists whose work I had been admiring in photos for two months prior. In a bad turn of events Tim had a fall and was unable to come. Thankfully Wayne (Pictured with his work) and Alan were able to make it. Wayne has Down Syndrome and has been with Arts Project Australia for about 14 years. He has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and Internationally and has work in the National Gallery of Australia. He was excited to see his work up in lights, be on the rooftop and to have a beer all at the same time. I met Alan as the show was about to wind up. He came up with his carer and two other friends to see his work (Pictured).and the show. I was amazed to learn that Alan had created all of the ceramic pieces in the show with just 1% vision. He is legally blind and deaf and yet has been able to create such awesome pieces that are instruments designed to catch light! How beautiful! He observed all the pieces very closely and then wandered about to take in the stars and night skyline. I just wondered! It was fantastic to meet you both. I hope to meet Tim at the APA studio or exhibition one day. Thank you all for your great work!
'CAPTURED' REMAINS ON DISPLAY FOR ONE MORE WEEK SO MAKE SURE YOU GET UP!