An artwork created by artists at the Lancelin hub of DAADA for the centenary of ANZAC day will be exhibited in Gingin as part of the Discover Easter Art Competition.
Kim Mouritz, founder of the competition, invited the group to display the work after seeing it last year at an exhibition. “It’s a beautiful piece, and is a wonderful interpretation of Jesus’ words, ‘There is no greater love than this: that a person would lay down his life for the sake of his friends.’ ”
Kim thought the artwork would be an inspiration to other artists thinking about entering the competition, and an ideal way to introduce the ‘Sculpture in the Park’ category which is new in 2018.
Julie Grieve, co-ordinator at the Lancelin DADAA hub, said the large scale artwork honored the lives of those who died for their country in the World Wars.
“We created the symbolic poppies out of ceramic, which were then fired and glazed,” she said. The poppies, which were handcrafted by members of the DADAA hub are mounted on a huge white cross. The piece will be exhibited in Granville Park from Saturday 24 March until Sunday 1 April (Easter Sunday). So what is DADAA?
DADAA (Disability in the Arts, Disadvantage in the Arts, Australia) is a program which provides access to arts and culture for people with disability or a lived experience of mental illness.
DADAA Lancelin is located in the Wangaree Community Centre, a shared community space with opportunities for anyone in the community to get involved. Purpose built in 2014 to be a vibrant community space, Wangaree has three flexible studio spaces for workshops and two galleries for exhibitions. Arts activities include painting, sculpture, ceramics, mosaics, pottery, textiles, garden art and various visiting artist workshops.
The Wangaree Centre is situated at 131 Gingin Rd, Lancelin. Contact Julia Greive for more information. Phone (08) 9655 2808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Experience Sculptures by the Sea in Cottesloe through a free Tactile Tour led by a DADAA guide! Individuals, school students and groups from disability service organisations are all encouraged to take up this opportunity. See http://sculpturebythesea.com/cottesloe/