Autism is a neuro developmental difference that impacts around 1 in 88 people in New Zealand. Those with autism can face challenges in communication and managing social situations. For many years there has been limited support available for people with autism and their families. Over the last three years Enrich+ has been working to change this. We offer services specifically designed for people with autism, across the Waikato.
April is Autism Acceptance Month, a time to promote the acceptance and celebration of autistic people as family members, friends, classmates, co-workers and community members making valuable contributions to our world. Enrich+ will be ‘lighting up gold’ throughout April in support of Autism Acceptance Month and as part of this celebration Enrich+ is pleased to present an art exhibition from some of our finest artists.
Limited Time only
The Front Porch
The short exhibition showcases artworks from the Waipa District Council art collection.
1st – 16th April: Oils and Watercolours
18th – 23rd April: Artwork by local artists from Enrich +, celebrating Autism Awareness Week.
29th April – 29th May: Prints
The Front Porch
Come on in and add a butterfly to our Wishing Wall!
What are you wishing for this New Year?
On the Front Porch until February 27th 2016
Cover Image: Far Away in Call to Duty, Elwyn Stone
Commemorative War exhibition at Te Awamutu Museum
A deeply moving exhibition highlighting the impacts of World War 1 opens at the Te Awamutu Museum on Thursday.
The exhibition by Hamilton-based artist Elwyn Stone comes to Te Awamutu following display at the National Army Museum at Waiouru.
Stone’s exhibition of mixed media artworks entitled ‘And When He Was Called, He Went’ has already been shown in both Hamilton and Stratford and comes to Te Awamutu’s Gavin Gifford Gallery for just three months following a hugely successful showing in Waiouru.
The collection of artworks is a response to the cataclysmic events of war. Its intention is to recognise the profound effect war has on everyone, not just those who served on the front line.
There are 18 pieces in the exhibition including the major work ‘Tears for Our Fallen – 100 years, 100 tears’. This powerful focal piece involves 100 teardrops embellished with a remembrance poppy.
All the artworks in the exhibition are for sale. Cards and prints will also be available for purchase from Miss Jefferson’s Curios, the Museum’s retail store.
The artist Elwyn Stone has enjoyed creative pursuits throughout her life and completed a Bachelor of Media Arts, majoring in painting, in 2010. As well as working with paint, Stone also works with print, photography and sculpture. She exhibits regularly and is also an art tutor.
7th November 2015- 6th February 2016
A desire to create is always just under the surface of the Webster family.
Come and view works by three generations of artists from a Te Awamutu family.
Ben – watercolour, Eddy – wood art and Eliza – contemporary paintings.