Friday the 4th of December was the opening night of the Imagine Me exhibition at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
"Thanks so much to Kiersten and all the staff at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre for inviting Imagine Me to be exhibited for International Day for People with Disability.
In 2013 Accessible Arts, funded Imagine Me to pilot a workshop using adapted technology that enables someone with quadriplegia to control a digital camera and to create a self portrait. Working collaboratively each person is assisted in visualising their experiences of disability.
Since 2013 I have run numerous workshops with over 60 people and this year, I partnered with Royal Rehab to run Imagine Me in a number of rural NSW towns. Funding was from Australia Council and Arts NSW through the Lifetime Care and Support Authority.
Imagine Me continually develops and adapts to enable greater access for people with varying levels of ability. Apps on a touch screen device that enables a direct pathway from photo to final image will be used in 2016.
Imagine Me is inspired by the courage and resilience of people living with spinal cord injury and this exhibition encourages a deeper understanding toward people living with disability.
Imagine me would not be possible without the generous funding from: Australia Council for the Arts, NSW Government through the Lifetime Care and Support Authority and Arts NSW, Accessible Arts, NSW Government, Department of Family & Community Services, Spinal Cord Injury Australia, Slater and Gordon"