Many hands make for great art

Published on 27 March 2018

Photo of painting from Darryl Den exhibition at The Q

For the second year running, The Q Exhibition Space is proud to host a major exhibition by clients of Darryl’s Den called Where we live, Who we are.

Darryl’s Den (DD) is an inclusive Arts and Craft Studio that provides people with disability access to quality instructors, equipment, resources and materials. Experienced staff take into consideration the varying abilities and needs of clients to assist in developing their current arts and craft abilities and build new skills. 

As the exhibition was so well received last year, Free Rain Theatre Company’s Marketing Manager Ms Jill Elderton approached The Q to host an exhibition again. Free Rain is a proud supporter of Darryl’s Den and this year presents their production of 42nd Street in The Q during April.

Ms Elderton said “The opportunity to be able to promote the wonderful work done at Darryl’s Den by partnering with The Q again this year was one we could not resist! The exhibition will showcase the art and further profile this amazing not for profit organisation and its aims.”

Upon entering the exhibition you are greeted with a vast array of vibrant water colour self-portraits, complemented by seven large paintings inspired by the Canberra region. The large paintings were worked on collaboratively by a number of clients.

Jerrabomberra artist Kathleen Rhee, the Creative Arts Facilitator at Darryl’s Den, commented “This exhibition is a colourful celebration of where we live and our connection to our beautiful city. We also wanted to put a face to our art work and celebrate what amazing individuals we are, painting our portraits does just that!”

Kathleen is looking forward to seeing her student’s works on the walls of The Q and said “Thank you to The Q, this is a great opportunity for our clients to display their creations and give the community an insight into what goes on at DD.”

Darryl’s Den is committed to fostering and supporting its members towards self-development, providing a sense of community and opportunities for individuals with a disability to express themselves artistically and engage socially. Darryl’s Den is a non-profit organisation.

The exhibition is now open and continues until 14 April at The Q.