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Peter Rowe's Art Extravaganza

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To most people it is next to nothing for us to roll a sentence off our tongue and communicate verbally with no problem at all but to Peter Rowe he had to learn how to communicate through a tool called Facilitated Communication (F.C.).

Peter Rowe
Peter Rowe - artist, writer, illustrator and performer

F.C. is a strategy that allows Peter to express himself by pointing to letters on a keyboard. Peter is an inspiration to me and after reading his story it is not only the disability community he is impacting but everyone who comes into contact with his work. It makes you realise how much we really do take for granted something as simple as speaking I mean I do this every day and to be totally honest I do it without a second thought.

Peter has turned what the community classes as a disability into a priceless gem, not only has he written several children's books but he is also an artist, illustrator and performer who is currently studying a Creative Writing degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Peter Rowe's Artwork
Peter Rowe's Artwork

Expressing yourself through the creative arts and written communication can literally change your life especially for people who experience difficulty communicating verbally or find it hard to speak what is really on their heart. Peter Rowe is a living example of how expressing yourself through the creative arts and written communication can impact your life for the better, to hear Peter's story and view his artwork you can visit him at Cup From Above, 1359 Gympie road, Aspley on Thursday the 9th August 2012 from 1pm-3pm. For more information about the event you can visit their Facebook page by clicking here.

Peter Rowe's Artwork
Peter Rowe's Artwork

Below you will find a poem written by Peter whose heart's desire is to communicate verbally, this poem is amazing and very touching.

Thwarted Desire

I'm seeing your lips moving bright round and full.
Your tongue flicks easily over your teeth and lips,
catching my eye and making me hold my breath
and I am excited and saddened.

Sometimes I want those lips, those teeth, that tongue,
that beautiful wonderful mouth
but my reasons are selfish, obsessional
and sometimes almost dark with desire.

I want the breath that comes from that beautiful mouth
in slow and controlled bursts,
with purpose and meaning.

I want that voice, that sweet, sweet voice
that responds to every thought.
It changes pitch and volume and speed
like a professional painter or musician.

It's the one thing I wish I could trade my left eye for.
I say my left, because it's my bad one
and I need the good one
if I am going to be of any use at a later date.

Written at Brotherhood on the 23rd March 2005 with Chrissy Kneen

For more information about Peter's work and story visit his website by clicking here.

Peter Rowe's Artwork
Peter Rowe's Artwork
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Why? It will change your life.
When: 09 August
Phone: Cup From Above - 0468 816 072
Where: 1359 Gympie road, Aspley
Cost: Free
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