Believes less is more and values experiences rather than material possessions.
Perceptions through the Language of Art
Access Arts has been providing platforms and opportunities for artists with disability for over 30 years. The Brisbane Outsider Artists' Studio (BOA) is for artists who want to develop their visual arts skills to a professional standard. BOA provides a self-directed learning environment in which artists are supported to reach their individual artistic goals. Artists receive professional development support, access to a variety of visual arts materials and opportunities to exhibit in quality exhibitions including this one.
Access Arts and KPMG have partnered to create an innovative exhibition of artwork by Access Arts' artists. This exhibition, Perception, is proudly part of Brisbane Festival. To mark national Disability Action Week 2015 the exhibition launch takes place at Thursday 17 September 2014 at KPMG. Perception is the third exhibition Access Arts has held in partnership with KPMG in Brisbane.
This year artists will display work featuring paintings, drawings, collage and photography exploring the theme of perception, reflecting on how internal and external perceptions have shaped their life experiences and influenced their work.
Other artists include: Tanya Darl. Her art is inspired by the Australian landscape, including the outback, rainforests, bushes, rivers and creeks, surf and beaches, Australian streetscapes, old houses and cityscapes.
Colleen Stevenson. Photography became part of her life after the death of her son David, helping her to get through everyday things. She is a landscape photographer drawn to isolated, small pockets within the Brisbane City landscape.
Stephen Corti-Griffiths. An artist for over 25 years, an accident in 2006 left Stephen with an acquired brain injury and reduced movement in his hands. This did not affect Stephen's enthusiasm or determination, and he started creating art again six months after his accident. Stephen is now a prolific artist, and has developed a unique style using acrylic and oil paint to explore his concepts of people, plants and places.
$10,000 Access Arts Achievement Award: The winner of the second $10,000 Access Arts Achievement Award will be announced at the exhibition launch on 17 September. Open to all Queensland artists with disability who work in any artform, the Award emphasises artistic achievement and aims to enable one hardworking and talented artist to make a substantial leap forward in his or her artistic career. The prize is made possible due to the generosity of Access Arts Life Member and singer-song-writer Peter Vance. The $10,000 prize will be awarded each year for a further 3 years.
Perception is a private viewing by invitation only. The Access Arts Camera Wanderers group is exhibiting their 'perception' works at the Brisbane Festival for public viewing. PERCEPTION - CAMERA WANDERERS INSTALLATION 08 - 26 September 2015 Theatre Republic - QUT Creative Industries Precinct 8 – 26 Sep, (Tue to Sat only)
6pm – 10pm
Photography is a wide-ranging field that engenders passion in its practitioners, and like all great forms of expression creates opinions formed through experience and reflection. This is a dedicated group of photographers that embrace this passion. Facilitators encourage, guide and educate the group in a, non-competitive environment.
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever, it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. Photography is an art of finding something interesting in an ordinary place, it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. This is the essence of Perceptions.
The Camera Wanderers maintain their own Red Bubble site. Photographs may be purchased securely from this site as prints and greetings cards.