Rhonda Parker

Rhonda Parker


    Esperance Seniors' Art Expo one of most successful community art expos in State

    30/09/1999 1:03 PM

      Seniors’ Minister Rhonda Parker has described the Esperance Seniors Art Expo, titled the Big Art Show, as one of the most successful community art exhibitions in the State.

      Officially opening the exhibition at the Cannery Arts Centre today, Mrs Parker said the exhibition was much more than a display of art and craft - it showed a spirit of proud community involvement.

      “The fact that the exhibition attracted 63 entries from artists and craftspeople over the age of 50 and has been staffed by volunteers who are also seniors, shows a great community spirit,” she said.

      “The exhibits include paintings, sculpture, doll making, spinning, hand-made lace, wood turning, ceramics, mohair hangings, lithographs and locally published books.

      “By encouraging the active participation of seniors in the community and building links between the generations, the exhibition helps fulfil the aims of this International Year of Older Persons - independence, participation, care, self-fulfilment and dignity.”

      Organised by the local branch of the National Seniors Association, the exhibition has been financed by a $2,000 grant from the Council on the Ageing and the Lotteries Commission to mark the international year.

      The exhibition is open from 1pm to 4pm until Wednesday, October 6.

      Media contact: Owen Cole 9481 7810