Austism West present an exhibition capturing the vibrancy and passion of our young people in their own unique way.
Exhibition: Tuesday 7 November to Wednesday 22 November
Autism West is a not for profit organisation that plays an essential role in the Western Australian Autism Community by providing a range of services to people who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Autism West provides families with the practical and emotional support and tools they need to help their child to reach their full potential and integrate effectively within their community.
Inspired by her visit to Ningaloo Reef earlier this year, Olivia has delved deep into her memories of snorkelling and exploring the reef. As a stark contrast to the beautiful colours of coral and marine life she enjoyed whilst diving, the experience also evoked feelings of ecstasy and anxiety - bringing up previously held fears of drowning or being harmed by Mother Nature.
In this exhibition, Olivia examines these fears, using them as a catalyst to help make sense of several near drowning experiences that she had as a child. In gratitude for having survived, Olivia uses her art to pay homage to those past and present.
"Colour is all around us, it's living, even if we can't see it, we can feel it".
After a ten year career in the computer centric world of graphic design, Rozanna set out on a journey to reconnect with the earth, the sensorial experiences of being, and the physicality of artistic expression.
Through a series of solo day trips to natural wonders in and around Perth and working from her backyard studio, she explores her connection with landscape through memory, sensation and imagination - creating work that can be seen as a medication on the natural world, and what it means to truly experience it.