Second Chance Event DatesFri 26 May 2023 - Fri 30 Jun 2023 Ability Arts Presents

Second Chance

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery ADD TO FAVOURITES

An exhibition by the Ability Arts artists, a group of Mandurah artists living with disabilities.

‘Every day is a second chance’

Our 2023 exhibition is completely formed from upcycled furniture, objects and canvases.

We live in a throwaway culture where throwing out and replacing items has become the first choice over repairing and repurposing.

We trawled the local verge collections and found chairs, tables, mirrors, a sofa, lampshades and artworks and decided to give these found and discarded items a second chance at life, by painting, drawing, yarnbombing, decorating and embellishing them.

Our feature artwork is a sofa. We painted and appliqued it inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night, repurposing this well know image to create a sofa which may be more fun to look at than to sit on!

We all deserve a second chance and sometimes, like these discarded items, we can re-invent ourselves and embrace new opportunities.

Duration 26 May – 30 June