'Together We Achieve!' - Our Inaugural SALA Exhibition

Written on the 7 August 2017 by Lloyd Oppelaar

'Together We Achieve!' - Our Inaugural SALA Exhibition

On Friday 4 August we held our official opening of 'Together We Achieve' - our inaugural SALA exhibition. 

The exhibition has been described by Mark Kulinski, Chief Executive of Community Living Australia as; 'a collaborative showcase of artwork by artists living with disability, which highlights Community Living Australia's goal of supporting people with disability in contributing to creating a diverse and inclusive society.'

Hosted at the Bridgewater Mill from the 3 - 7 August in the picturesque Adelaide Hills community of Bridgewater, the exhibition is made up of over 40 pieces of art from over 20 artists living with disability across the state. Community Living Australia hosted the official opening on Friday 4 August with over 80 guests including the Hon. Kelly Vincent MLC who officially opened the exhibition, a significant number of the exhibiting artists and their families all in attendance. 

Jill Coombe, Acting Chairperson for Community Living Australia, said; 'the importance of community connections, recognition of talent, visibility and acknowledgement of one's existence and the celebration of personal achievement and gratitude for the valued role one plays in their local community are all critical factors to a person's wellbeing and quality of life.'

'This is why we decided to host the exhibition - to celebrate the artistic talents of people living with disability, to provide them with an opportunity to build community connections and to provide an opportunity to be valued and contributing citizens', added Mr Kulinski.

The title 'Together We Achieve' was chosen as the exhibition values, brings together and celebrates the many talents and contributions of people with all levels and types of ability. It reflects the understanding that together we can create, improve and achieve more as artists and as a society when we work together and appreciate everyone for their unique abilities.

'The exhibition also reflects Community Living Australia's steadfast commitment to helping create an Australia where our clients and people living with disability have valued roles in the community, the opportunity to accomplish their goals, and the ability to realise their dreams', added Ms Coombe.



Author: Lloyd Oppelaar


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