Artworks in the limelight
Tracey Findley, Hornsby and Upper North Shore Advocate, Thursday 23rd July 2009
Handmade paper works of art will feature for the first time at Sunshine Homes' annual art exhibition.
Touch will include a variety of artworks created by the clients of Sunshine, a Pymble-based organisation that supports people with intellectual disabilities.
Gerry Foo, manager of fundraising and community engagement, said works of art from Sunshine's own papermaking studio will debut at this year's exhibition.
"Our papermaking studio is overseen by a staff member, but the works are entirely done by clients who reduce paper to pulp and from there create exquisite cards, gift-wrapping tissue and bookmarks for sale," she said.
"The process is fascinating and we're very proud to have our own studio and of the clients who participate in it.
"This year, they have extended their creativity to contribute artworks to the exhibition."
• Touch opens on July 31 at Ku-ring-gai Art Centre, 3 Recreation Ave, Roseville. It runs until August 21. Funds raised from art sold will go to clients and the ongoing work of Sunshine.