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DADAA disability printmaking group display art collaboration at Geraldton Regional Library until September

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
A printmaking group has unveiled a mural at the Geraldton Regional Library.
Camera IconA printmaking group has unveiled a mural at the Geraldton Regional Library. Credit: Supplied

A project providing opportunities for people with disability to participate in weekly art workshops displayed a joint mural at the Geraldton Regional Library last week.

The class, comprising people with disability living in the Greater Geraldton region, worked together over five weeks to plan, design, experiment and create a 1.4m x 90cm monotype print.

Geraldton’s DADAA print group has been providing weekly free printmaking workshops for participants with disability, mental illness and the general community since October 2015.

The DADAA program is the leading arts and health organisation for people with disability, offering art activities for people with high-support needs.

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Geraldton printmaker Lizzy Robinson said most of the participants who showed up at the very first class were still with the group seven years later.

“The group has held three exhibitions locally over the years and were lucky enough to have a large collaborative woodblock print selected to hang at InkFest, an international juried printmaking exhibition in Cairns in 2018,” she said.

“The group have had several different workshop spaces since its beginning but we are now very much at home in the Coach Studio at the Geraldton Cultural Trust.”

The print is on display at Geraldton Regional Library until Wednesday, September 14.

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