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The 'Belonging' Inter-Agency Art Exhibition is on at the Girrawheen Centre in Brighton until 28 May, with all invited to enjoy the works of artists from across our community.
Eighteen works from Connect Health & Community clients, volunteers and staff are on display, reflecting the different ways in which we sense connection in our community. Other artworks from clients of our partner-agencies are also on display. Partner agencies include: Castlefield Community Centre, Lions Club, Merry Melodies, Kiwanis Charitable and Probus.
Connect Health & Community volunteer, Lyn, was honoured to be a part of the panel curating our works to feature in the exhibition.
Client, Lola Borwick-Cooper, was delighted to take her grand-daughter to the exhibition opening on Wednesday to see her painting of her spoodle, 'Coco,' featured on display.
Lola shared her artist statement about her piece:
“Coco, my toy spoodle, sits in the window with her sister Mimi. She is my friend and companion.
I am not sure whether she belongs to me or I belong to her. Whenever I sit down in my chair, she jumps on my lap, uninvited and expects me to pet her.
Coco likes to go on walks and whenever she hears the word “walk,” she runs to fetch her leash and carries it in her mouth. She loves to play ball and is very fast. When taken to the park, she steals a ball and brings it back in the hope that it will be thrown for her to fetch.
Coco also likes to fetch plastic bottle caps which she chews until there is nothing left. Another of her eccentricities is barking at any dog on the television and when it disappears off the screen, I tell her that she has chased it away and must stop barking. I can never be lonely when Coco is around.”
The 'Belonging' Inter-Agency Art Exhibition is featured at the Girrawheen Centre, 3 Murphy St, Brighton, until 28 May, 2019. All welcome. Visitors can drop by on Wednesdays between 2.30 - 4.30 pm without appointment. Otherwise ring the Girrawheen Centre on 9596 0347 for an appointment for viewing at other times.
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