World Autism Awareness Day

 

Exhibitions #WAAD2017

Prue Stevenson, ‘Expend’, Acrylic on Wall (Mural), 240cm x 180cm, ©2014 Acknowledgement: Prue gratefully acknowledges the financial support of this exhibition provided by the Autism CRC

Prue Stevenson, ‘Expend’, Acrylic on Wall (Mural), 240cm x 180cm, ©2014
Acknowledgement: Prue gratefully acknowledges the financial support of this exhibition provided by the Autism CRC

Expend – works by Prue Stevenson

Writer’s Block Cafe, Borchardt Library, La Trobe University Bundoora  – Saturday 1 April to Sunday 21 May 2017

and

Artist’s Talk: Thursday 4 May, 5.30pm, La Trobe Art Institute, 121 View Street, Bendigo

To mark World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April, OTARC is proud to partner with La Trobe Art Institute to present an exhibition – titled Expend – by multi-award-winning emerging artist on the autism spectrum, Prue Stevenson.

The exhibition will contain 3 works, with the self-titled work ‘Expend’ being a serial performance piece Prue has enacted previously in various forms. The version in this exhibition was created especially for the space in the week before it opened. This dynamic work involved Prue dipping her bare feet in paint before delivering hundreds of Taekwondo kicks to a stretched canvas on the gallery wall – a visible record of negative energy being transformed into positive creation.

Register for the free artist’s talk at La Trobe Art Institute in Bendigo

Visit the Expend exhibition in Bundoora.

The exhibition opening hours are:

  • Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 11am – 3pm

An earlier enactment/rehearsal of ‘Expend’ by Prue in her studio space is on Vimeo

More information about Prue can be found at www.pruestevenson.com


Display of Autism CRC artworks for World Autism Awareness Month

Thanks to the generosity of the Autism CRC, OTARC will also display five artworks from their 2016 Art Prize on the theme of ‘autistic strengths’ throughout April. Works will be on display at La Trobe University, Bundoora on the OTARC Noticeboard, Biological Sciences 1 building.

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  1. Warren Gilchrist

    April 6, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Do you promote other forms of art, such as music and playwriting, by autistic persons? I have written a historical play and set it to music in an operatic style and write other musical pieces (see my website, gilstamp.com). I find myself very alone in this with no recognition from formal circles. Can anyone comment on this?

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    • Melinda Denham

      April 20, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      Hi Warren,
      How fantastic that you are pursuing these other art forms.
      The organisations that exist to support individuals like yourself are mainly focused on visual art (such as https://www.artsproject.org.au/).
      Unfortunately as a research centre, we really don’t have the capacity to promote those particular genres.
      Best wishes, OTARC

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