World Autism Awareness Day
Expend – works by Prue Stevenson
Writer’s Block Cafe, Borchardt Library, La Trobe University Bundoora – Saturday 1 April to Sunday 21 May 2017
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.
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?