4 December 2013

Strong Women: Circus Sisters exhibition at Tuggeranong Arts Centre

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Warehouse Circus continue to be one of my favourite organisations ever. They do excellent work and continue to not just pump out fantastic circus performers, but straight up help people in all sorts of wonderful circussy ways.

This exhibition chronicles their work with a group of 11 young women with disability, and sounds rather cool.

It’s only on for a short while, so check it out while you get the chance.

Strong Women: Circus Sisters, a photographic exhibition capturing the five month journey of 11 young women with disability working with circus instructors from Warehouse Circus was opened today by Minister for Disability, Children and Young People, Joy Burch.

The rehearsals culminated in the Women With Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) Circus Sisters Troupe performing yesterday to mark International Day of People with Disability (I-Day).

“This fantastic exhibition shows women with disability preparing for a creative, unique event involving people of different abilities in the ACT community,” Ms Burch said.

“The exhibition shows that women with disability are strong and confident and affirms and celebrates their significant contributions to our community.

“I’d like to commend photographer Aart Groothuis on his work and for capturing the challenges, the effort and the strength of these young women as they prepared for their performance as a circus troupe.”

Ms Burch said the ACT Government was pleased to award a Disability ACT I-Day Grant of $5,000 to WWDACT to host this exhibition.

“This event and the exhibition increases awareness of the benefits of inclusion of people with disability in every aspect of life,” Ms Burch said.

“I encourage all Canberrans to visit the Tuggeranong Arts Centre and view this fantastic exhibition.”

The exhibition will run from 5 December 2013 to 17 December 2013. For more information visit http://www.tuggeranongarts.com/

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