Blacktown artists with disabilities will have work displayed at exhibition

Adults with disabilities: Kristel, Matthew, Kristy and Keryn's art works will be displayed in November at the Art on Loftus exhibition.

Adults with disabilities: Kristel, Matthew, Kristy and Keryn's art works will be displayed in November at the Art on Loftus exhibition.

A group of young adults living with disabilities are entering their work in the ‘Art on Loftus’ Art Exhibition in Pennant Hills.

The group are part of a learning and development program at the Australian Foundation for Disabilities based in Blacktown. 

Art is a part of the therapy program to encourage creativity and confidence, express feelings and explore how to interact with the community. 

Drama and art therapist at the centre, Sandra Sweetman said the group of young adults are very excited to enter their work into the exhibition.

“These are the first paintings that they have created,” she said.

The four students have painted seasons, weather, animals and cities they would like to explore. 

“It is wonderful the ‘Art on Loftus’ team have allowed them to display their art work in this Art Exhibition,” Ms Sweetman said.

“They are really looking forward to having their paintings hung.”

The exhibition is running from Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27. 

The event has been held annually since 2007 and features prizes sponsored by local businesses. 

The optional theme for this year is A Different Perspective and features a special prize for the best artwork reflecting this subject.K 

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