Published on 09 November 2023
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) occurs every year on the third of December. IDPwD is a United Nations observed day which aims to promote community awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability.
Federation Council Mayor, Cr Patrick Bourke said this year, Federation Council is celebrating the day by hosting a group exhibition which will be on display at Corowa Art Space, featuring work by several artists from the Art Factory.
“Facilitated by the Riverina Community College in Wagga Wagga, the Art Factory is a unique contemporary arts studio that has established itself as a leading regional ‘supported studio’,” he said.
“The supported studio model found across the world, offers a creative, social and safe space which supports professional artists with disability. The Art Factory has supported the emergence of professional artistic practice, meaningful employment and leadership opportunities for people with learning disabilities in regional NSW since 2016. The studio currently has a roster of over 30 practicing artists.”
The forthcoming exhibition titled ‘Boughlands’ features a series of work from eight artists made in response to the flora, fauna, and landscape of the Fivebough and Tuckerbil Wetlands. A wide range of media, surface, colour and texture is explored. Looking through the lenses of each artist, the works are interpretive and respond to the history, visuals and sounds of the wetlands.
Boughlands will be available to view at Corowa Art Space from Friday 1st of December and closes on Sunday 14th January. The gallery is open Wednesday to Friday from 10am until 4pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm.