One of the most exciting developments of the diverse Epicormia Collective collaborations planned for NRCG, Ballina this year, is an exhibition within an exhibition, titled “Decade of Catharsis”. Very post-modern some might say. Six “non-professional” artists living with disability who have changed and re-authored their lives through a series of collaborations and workshops at Willowbank Studios with artist and Master Print Maker Scott Trevelyan.
This is a very touching aspect of the exhibition for us, and also a marker of the ten-year anniversary of Willowbank Studio’s existence, officially opened by Scott November, 2006. The ‘Decade of Catharsis’ exhibition is a celebration of this milestone. The Northern-Rivers based artist-run event also coincides with International Day of People with Disability celebrated this year on December, 3.
As Scott says of this Willowbank component, curated in collaboration with the six Epicormia Collective artists:
“Willowbank Studio’s ‘Decade of Catharsis’ is an exhibition created by survivors of ABI’s (Acquired Brain Injuries). Survivors with an artistic passion who have been forming deep friendships through relatedness at Willowbank Studio since November 2006. In an environment that promotes creative skill development, participants regularly engage in various artistic modalities (i.e. printmaking, painting, sculpture, ceramics, etc), whilst honing their talents.”
Read more – and stayed tuned – about International Day of People with Disability, 2016 here