Art for Inclusion with Ross Vaughan
Art for Inclusion is an art group formed by Support Worker, Ross Vaughan of Bunbury, Western Australia. Each week, Ross runs a class at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, and the Stirling Street Arts Centre, with assistance from our sponsorship.
Art for Inclusion's Story:
The Art for Inclusion classes were born from Ross's experience as a Support Worker, and wanting a place where clients and their Support Workers could create, make friendships and socialise without the pressure of needing to fill a brief, or create art for any particular reason other than just enjoyment and expression.
What Ross has built is a fun, safe and inclusive environment for everyone to be who they really are. The Art for Inclusion participants are eager to share their artworks on the Art for Inclusion social media pages, and for the last two years have had their pieces shown in exhibitions (made possible by International Day of People with Disability Grants from Department of Communities, Enable WA and Stirling Street Arts Centre and BRAG).
Enable WA's Involvement:
We've been proud sponsors of Art for Inclusion for the past 4 years, helping out with management costs, grant applications, marketing and catering. We're so incredibly proud that Ross and his team of Support Workers and Service Coordinators have brought this amazing program to the clients of Enable WA.
Last year (2022), the Bunbury and south west community came together for a very successful exhibition and opening night at the Stirling Street Arts Centre.
A wide range of artworks were sold, friendships were made, and all of the incredible talent of the Art for Inclusion's artists was celebrated! We hope to do this again this year, with the help of local grants.