COCA artists feature in international digital exhibition

Image caption: Photo of Lara as dancer at Centre of Creative Arts Dance Program.

Multicap’s Centre of Creative Arts (COCA) artists proudly featured in an international digital exhibition prepared by staff and students at Cardiff University in Wales, UK to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.

The organisers from the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University collated and shared the exhibition on this important calendar date to celebrate and highlight the diversity within disability communities and experiences.

The organisers titled the exhibition: “Creativity, diversity, and disability: A creative representation of lived experiences of the move to a more digital world due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Multicap was amongst UK organisations participating in the exhibition such as Down’s Syndrome Association, MENCAP, Stay Up Late, and Community Neurological Rehabilitation Service.

The COCA Creative Movement Team feature in a concept video which describes their feelings about life and includes statements from participants such as “Let’s choose to be happy!” (Louise) and “The world would be a much better place if people respected each other” (Donna). 

COCA participant and customer Courtney’s acrylic painting on canvas titled “Pools” was featured, along with a photo of customer Lara dancing at the Centre of Creative Arts Dance Program.

To view Multicap’s submissions in the digital exhibition, visit the website.

Participating in various exhibitions is just one way that COCA celebrates and promotes the great work created by artists with complex needs which is integral to the artistic and cultural life of Australia. 

Eighteen COCA customers from Pine Rivers and Petrie will star in a new dance video which will be screening at Anywhere Festival in 2022.

About 150 customers currently participate in 17 creative programs at COCA across 11 Community Hubs in Queensland. For information about COCA and current or upcoming programs, visit the website Multicap - Centre of Creative Arts (COCA).

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