“Let Us Show You” – Shona Casola

an artists palate

“Let Us Show You” is a group art project.

 

 

a photograph of four people with their arms around each other

 

The group was young people labelled with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

 

a man painting a picture

 

The group wanted to express their experiences being a labelled person through art.

 

a pen

 

They created drawings using pens, markers and paints.

 

an artists palate

 

Everyone made individual drawings first and then shared them with everyone.

 

a person holding a card with a woman's picture and the letter ID

 

The art was about identity.

 

a large group of disabled people

 

The art was about having meaningful connections with other people.

 

A photograph of two couples holding each other.

 

The art was about wanting to belong and be accepted for being different.

 

a piece of framed art

 

The group decided to exhibit their work.

 

a picture of people sitting in a group with the words meeting hall underneath the image

 

They found a venue in the community.

 

hand holding a pen

 

The audience was asked to write out their thoughts and comments about the art.

 

People around a table

 

The group met again to discuss the comments and what it was like to exhibit their art.

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