The Ansett Golden Wing awards for artists with a disability drew a record 150 entries this year from throughout Western Australian, Disability Services Minister Kevin Minson said today.
Mr Minson, who presented a number of the awards, said the standard of the work exhibited was impressively high.
"Many of today's exhibitors have had to overcome sometimes enormous hurdles in their quest to become artists," he said.
"The Ansett awards acknowledge that endeavour."
Mr Minson said many of those who had previously exhibited their work had gone on to have their work shown elsewhere in Australia and overseas.
"Ansett Australia and ACROD have been key sponsors of this exhibition since 1981," he said.
"In 1995 they were joined by the Paraplegic-Quadriplegic Association of WA and Westcare Incorporated."
Mr Minson said the awards would continue to expand and provide an ideal showcase for the work of artists with disabilities.
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