Benetooks Chooks art participants have recently completed an painting titles ‘Searching for Solace’. This piece has been entered into the Arts Access Australia Multimedia Exhibition ‘Discrimination: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly!’
Artists involved in the project included: Tasha Whitton, Paul Taggert, Phil Taggert, Dan Carter, Alan Turvey, Anita Levey, Michael Pederson and Damien Timms.
'Searching for Solace' represents how people with disabilities sometimes do not understand when they are being discriminated against and how they often need to rely on someone else to help stand up for their rights. The hands in the work represent this support. The person shows how sometimes a person can feel alone and isolated and to be standing in the in the dark. The hands represent carers, family and friends who work to protect people with disabilities from discrimination.
We are now waiting to see if our entry will be accepted to join this world traveling exhibition. Fingers crossed!