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Art Without Barriers - Exhibition Event

This week our Art Without Barriers program has an exhibition event in the Perth Area. It is being held at 535 Carrington Street, Hamilton Hill from 10am-2pm from the 6th until the 11th November 2015. It is a great opportunity to showcase the amazing work and talent of the artists.

Please join us for the LWB and City of Cockburn partnered event at the exhibition on the 11th November from 10am. There will be cultural activities, an unveiling of a special tribute piece, music and food. To find out more email megan.dadley@lwb.orge.au or call 08 9395 6800

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See below for the community news article written by the Fremantle Gazette:

ART is an escape, a way to forget problems or stresses and become lost in the work at hand.

This is especially so for the young people living in Life Without Barriers’ Ngatti House in Fremantle and Burdiya Centre in Bibra Lake, both helping youth living with a mental health issues, homelessness, out-of-home-care and disabilities

Life Without Barriers art program co-ordinator Kasey Lamb said art was an important release for many of the young people.

“People with an illness can use art to understand themselves or to communicate with others when words are too painful or difficult,” she said.

“It improves mental wellbeing, self-esteem, self-expression and exploration, confidence building, social inclusion and interaction, self-discovery, communication skills and trust and relieves stress and anxiety.

“Art promotes change and growth through artistic expression in a safe and supportive environment to connect with the wider community and promote positive health outcomes and relationships with others.”

The Ngatti House clients have brought their artwork together for their first exhibition, Art Without Barriers, at the Hamilton Hill Memorial Hall next month.

Ms Lamb said she hoped the exhibition would work towards raising awareness of mental health and disability issues that the young people of Ngatti House and Burdiya Centre and throughout the community lived with every day.

“These pieces will be a combination of group collaborations and individual pieces on various mediums from acrylic on canvas to sculpture and murals,” she said. “This exhibition goes to show that anyone can paint with the right enthusiasm.”

Art Without Barriers

Where: Hamilton Hill Memorial Hall

When: November 7 to 12.

More Information: https://www.facebook.com/artwithoutbarriers

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