Celebrating International Day of People with Disability

21 November, 2022Posted in: Community, Delivering, Events
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In recognition of International Day of People with Disability, Wingecarribee Shire Council will be launching an inclusive art exhibition on Friday 2 December 2022.

The ‘Creating and Thriving’ exhibition showcases the artwork and skills of local artists and makers with disability.

Council’s Coordinator Community Development, Ms Cath Brennan, explained the purpose of the exhibition.

“International Day of People with Disability is all about raising awareness and understanding of disability and how we can all contribute to a more inclusive community.

“It’s also an opportunity to recognise the contribution that people with disability make to our community and celebrate their wonderful achievements.”

Local artists and makers with disability across the Shire were invited to submit their artwork for inclusion in the exhibition. The artists who have chosen to do so, will have their artworks for sale with all proceeds going directly to the artist.

“The quality of entries has been wonderful and showcases the range of artistic talent from people across the Highlands,” said Ms Brennan.

“Congratulations and thank you to everyone who has supported this fabulous exhibition.”

The official exhibition launch will take place between 2 and 3 pm on Friday 2 December 2022. We’ll be joined in the Civic Centre’s Atrium Gallery by a panel of contributing artists and entertainment will be provided.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. Register online for catering purposes at wsc.nsw.gov.au/events.

The art exhibition will be on display until 13 January 2023.

The Civic Centre is located at 68 Elizabeth Street in Moss Vale. Opening hours are 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, weekdays.

International Day of People with a Disability (IDPWD) is a United Nations observed day held on 3 December each year.

For more information, phone Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Community Development team on 4868 0888.