Art Without Limits

18 June 2024
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MSWA Art Exhibition – People’s Choice Award morning tea

After the success of our inaugural art exhibition, on display at the Mega Home Lottery Grand Prize home, we relocated the collection to MSWA Wilson Outreach!

By showing the artwork at MSWA Wilson, more Clients had the opportunity to view and enjoy the exhibition, as well as MSWA staff and members of the wider community.

On 21 May, we celebrated the end of the exhibition with a morning tea for Clients and staff, and the presentation of the ‘People’s Choice Award’.

When viewing the exhibition, the public was encouraged to vote for their favourite artwork. Over 600 votes were cast and Mother and Son Take on MS was awarded ‘People’s Choice’! Artist Jodee Pereira won herself a trophy and a $500 voucher.

Congratulations Jodee!

Jodee and her son Josh were both diagnosed with MS at the same time and the artwork was inspired by their shared journey.

“The concept was something Josh came up with and his idea was for us to do it together," Jodee said.

“Life not Limits is the MSWA’s tagline and ... [this] resonates so well with us, and you can see this in our painting.”

Mother and Son Take on MS
By Jodee Pereira

Colour surrounds us as we challenge the daily struggles of multiple sclerosis. Mother inspired by son, son inspired by mother everyday. We created this together, with lesions in place, drawn and painted expressing our life.

A special thanks to all the team across Marketing, Outreach and Facilities who brought this exhibition to life!

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Art Without Limits

In celebration of the incredible artistic talents of the WA neurological community, MSWA unveiled the Art Without Limits exhibition in the heart of Perth city.

Showcased in the lobby of Central Park Tower, the exhibition featured a variety of stunning pieces, from sensory art and intricate handiwork to fine art drawings. It was truly a testament to the diversity of talent within our community of artists at MSWA. The exhibition ran for five days, and the public was welcomed to marvel at the pieces and start a conversation in acknowledgement of World MS Day.

Our Client artists were also invited to a morning tea to celebrate the exhibition. They were beaming with joy and pride as they wandered through the space, admired the pieces and snapped some photos with their works.

“I could not have imagined my artwork would be displayed here in the city! My artwork is inspired by an old house in York, where I used to live in many years ago.”

Sheila Hayfield

Client artist

“I like to create junk journals using recycled paper to create scrapbooks. This is the first time I’ve created a hanging piece, but I still wanted to make it interactive, so you can pull out letters and cards from the artwork. It’s also the first time I’ve included photos of my family in my art – there are photos of mum, dad and granddad on there too!”

Susan Finlay
Client artist