This Is Me exhibition showcasing works by Central Queensland artists with disability

Rockhampton’s CBD Christmas Fair on Saturday December 7 is getting an artistic flourish, with an exhibition celebrating works by locals with disability launching during the festivities.

Elephant by Linda Lockwood, acrylic on canvas.
Elephant by Linda Lockwood of Rockhampton, from the This Is Me exhibition

This Is Me, featuring works by more than two dozen artists from across Central Queensland, will celebrate its official opening from 6pm.

This Is Me is a touring exhibition organised by Carers Queensland, NDIS Local Area Coordination Partner in the Community, to celebrate the creativity, skill and achievements of people with disability.

The exhibition features works by artists of all ages from across the Rockhampton, Livingstone, Gladstone, Banana and Central Highlands regions, living with diverse challenges including disability, chronic illness,
and mental health conditions.

“Art is a great way to express yourself, and share your view of the world,” says Carers Queensland Area Manager Lee-Anne Simpson.

Turtle by Debbra Wimbus, acrylic on canvas.
Turtle by Debbra Wimbus, a Gladstone artist of South Sea Islander ancestry.

“This Is Me has a wonderful mix of artworks, including paintings, pastels and drawings, photography and collage.

“The subject matter is as diverse as the artists, with landscapes, portraits, fantasy scenes, glimpses of everyday life, and abstract works.”

“This Is Me is a way to celebrate the talents of people with disability, and make a space to appreciate different experiences, points of view, and ways of looking at the world.

“We’re very grateful to all the artists who’ve loaned us works, and Carolyn and her team from InspirexArt for hosting the first stop in the exhibition’s travels.”

This Is Me opening night

  • InspirexArt, 49 East St, Rockhampton
  • Saturday December 7
  • 6-7pm
  • Live music with Jodi Nichols
  • Guest speaker Karen Jones, founder of the ARTSynergy project providing community and opportunities for artists with disability
  • Free, all ages

This Is Me exhibition

  • InspirexArt, 49 East St, Rockhampton
  • Tuesday December 10 – Friday December 13
  • 10am – 5pm daily
  • Free, all ages

Image Credit:

Images © the respective artists