Photographic flair goes on show
FOR THE past two years Fraser Coast residents with the Cerebral Palsy League have been striving to broaden their artistic talents and flair through photography classes.
The clients have spent their time at the Maryborough and Hervey Bay adult day services capturing local images including migrating whales and heritage architecture.
Their dedication has culminated in a photographic exhibition coinciding with International Day for People with Disability.
Reflections includes 55 works by 21 people and was launched last night at the Maryborough Art Society.
Federal Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss did the official opening just after 6.30pm.
Maryborough Adult Day Service team leader Camille Evans said the art students ranged in age from 17 to 63 and varied in abilities.
She said the art classes had been good socially for the CPL’s clients because it had allowed people from across the Coast and with similar lifestyles to meet each other.
“I think it’s wonderful,” Ms Evans said. “The main focus is that people have a goal and we can help them overcome difficult barriers.
“Our main role is to support more independence.”
Reflections is open to the public from today until December 16.