Autism Spectrum Australia

Aspect South Coast School Artists with Autism Exhibition

  • Posted: Fri, 19/05/2017 - 10:45am

Artists with Autism Exhibition

An art exhibition with a difference is coming to the North Wollongong Surf Lifesaving Club.

Autism Spectrum Australia will display a collection of artworks created entirely by artists on the autism spectrum.

Expecting 100 artists to showcase their work, the exhibition aims to highlight the creativity and talent of people on the spectrum, while raising awareness of autism.

All students at the Aspect South Coast School and its associated satellite classes will be contributing art to the exhibition.

Cassandra Kavanagh from Corrimal has been creating art since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She will be opening the exhibition as guest speaker and has donated her art work as a raffle prize.

“I may have a diagnosis of autism spectrum, but for me this means the gift of being part of what I call “the hum”, an extra sensory perception that connects me to the sea of consciousness we are all submerged in whether we see or feel it or not,” says Cassandra.

“I feel/see things many others do not and I reflect my experiences in artworks and stories that are entwined to express a whole. I hope to share my secrets of happiness by images I have created. That is how I connect with others.”

Funds raised from the exhibition will support Aspect’s South Coast School and satellite classes across the Illawarra.

The Exhibition will officially be opened to the public at 6.30pm on Friday 16th June and between 10am to 4pm on 17th June 2017 at North Wollongong Surf Lifesaving Club.

 


The above is a group artwork created by the students at the Para Meadows Aspect satellite class

For information, please contact:

Aspect South Coast School
PO Box 54, Corrimal 2518
(4 Wilford Street, Corrimal)

T: 02 4285 2393
E: southcoast@autismspectrum.org.au

Aspect South Coast School Artists with Autism Exhibition