Walk through a rainbow this weekend

Inspiring art allows people to think outside the square.

This could be said of Picnic Point artist Alison Winchester whose colourful large sculpture, ‘Lovers and Dreamers’ is on show at the Hazelhurst Gallery at Gymea from this weekend.

The work consists of a collection of large rainbow-coloured cubes.

It gives people to walk-through the sculpture that can be rearranged in various configurations.

And it will hopefully allow people to see life and take inspiration from many different angles.

Alison’s work will be on display at Hazelhurst Art Gallery as part of an exhibition of works to mark International Day of Disability.

Alison was hit by a motorcycle when she was six-years-old and wants to from her experience to communicate a life-time with a brain injury and to promote understanding of these challenges.

She said her sculpture reflects and explores themes of cognitive testing.

“It aimsto represent how the cognitive assessments that I went through as a result of a brain injury were constraining and limiting to the intellectual and artistic talent that I have,” she sai.d

“My ambition is to continue to explore the themes of brain injury and cognitive assessment though conceptual art practices and to present to an audience the untapped capacity of people with acquired brain injury.”

Alison was successful in securing two grants from Accessible Arts by this she was able to gain and develop skills from teachers, artists and from courses and workshops at Hazelhurst Art Gallery and Glassworks at Canberra.

This is the first show at Hazelhurst celebrating the International Day of People with Disability. The works have been drawn from the work students produce at Hazelhurst.

Alison is both a student and has had the mentoring program. Sylvanvale and Civic Lifestyle clients are also exhibiting their work.  

International Day of Disability is December 3 however the works will be on display from Saturday, Novemver 26 to December 6.