Maggie comes to the Hub every Thursday to work with participants creating artwork as part of our Community Access program. She is an artist who has previous experience working in other art programs facilitated for people living with disability.
“I first came to the Community Hub via the Hobart City Council, who suggested I get involved at Langford to support their participation in the upcoming Ability to Create exhibition. Ability to Create is put on every year to showcase artworks created by people living with disability from all around the Hobart Region.”
Having volunteered at the Community Hub regularly for over a month, Maggie has coordinated a major artwork in collaboration with many Langford participants.
“Their [Langford participants] artwork will be one of the centerpieces of the exhibition. The artists have been working together to make a sculpture of a tree which will stand about three metres high! The theme of this year’s exhibition is ‘connection’, so participants have used visual motifs like puzzle pieces to express their interpretation of the theme.
“We’ve had so much fun working on this together.”
Maggie says that she loves the unique experience of working with participants in the art program.
“What I admire about this group is their authenticity and their expressive approach to their artwork. In this studio space I have enjoyed seeing the artists create without pretence and love seeing the unique ways in which they communicate through their work.
“The Community Hub is a great space for this type of art program. People are really enthusiastic about the group activities and it’s very welcoming. It is a great opportunity for artists who are interested in creating in a social environment and wish to explore their own artistic expression.”
The Community Hub in Lenah Valley hosts regular programs appropriate for all ages and abilities. Get in touch to learn more: