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International Day of People with Disability to be celebrated with art exhibition

24 November 2017

Artists from Goulburn Options will have their creative work on show at Mitchell Shire Council’s Civic Centre in Broadford next month to celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD).

IDPwD is held on 3 December each year and is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

To mark the event, Council has teamed with Seymour disability support service provider Goulburn Options to present the exhibition.

Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson said IDPwD was a fantastic initiative and it was good to be able to provide a platform to showcase the work.

“International Day of People with Disability is a great concept and one that Council is really happy to get behind,” Cr Sanderson said.

“Council has a close relationship with Goulburn Options and we’re always looking at ways to make our shire more accessible and inclusive and events like this art exhibition are a great example of that.

“We recently adopted our first Social Justice Framework and our new Council Plan which both focus on supporting our community to ensure that people with a disability are actively participating in the social, economic, political and spiritual life of community.

“Art is a great way to challenge people’s perceptions of disability and to help the wider community to better understand the lived experience of disability and connect with the artists.”

The exhibition runs from Monday 4 December to Friday 15 December in the Council Chamber Gallery, 113 High Street, Broadford.

An Open Day, where the works will be on show for the artists’ friends, family and the wider community, will be held on Friday 8 December from 10.30am-noon.