Communications & Media

Artistic ambition revealed in special community exhibition

The University of Tasmania is proud to showcase local artistic achievement in the next exhibition to open at Makers’ Workshop in Burnie this Thursday, 16 November.

Serpentine! will feature artwork from Serpentine Studio, a creative hub operated by Multicap, a Burnie-based organisation supporting locals living with a disability.

Arts and Public Programs Coordinator Joanna Gair said the Cradle Coast campus was delighted to present the high-calibre work that included paintings, canvases, hand-made books, paper-making and fibre art.

“This exhibition is a superb opportunity to shine a light on the outstanding achievements of artists from Serpentine Studio,” Ms Gair said.

“It is also a chance to acknowledge the supportive work of staff and volunteers at Multicap, and provide our community with a unique opportunity to view and purchase original artworks.”

Serpentine Studio art tutor Valda Marshall said making artwork for the exhibition had provided clients with a creative outlet to reach their full potential.

“Our vision is that people should be encouraged to seek their true abilities, and not be defined by their disabilities,” Ms Marshall said.

“The studio space is somewhere that our artists can lose themselves in the process of making art, in an environment that is safe and encourages them to explore their ideas.

“We take great pride in presenting this artwork to the community and invite them to discover what is possible through hard work, determination and encouragement.”

Members of the public are invited to attend the free, opening event, with the exhibition continuing until Sunday, 10 December.

What: Serpentine! exhibition opening event

Where: Makers’ Space Gallery, Makers’ Workshop, 2 – 4 Bass Highway, Burnie

When: Thursday, 16 November, 5pm

Who: Featured artists from Serpentine Studios. Opening Address by Tasmanian Artisan Susan McArthur.

Image: Paula Cameron, Squash, 2017, papier-mâché and driftwood. Photo: Birgitta Magnusson-Reid

Published on: 14 Nov 2017 11:17am