Mark Connelly with his self portrait and some of the other artwork created by 20 artists from Springfield that will be on display at the Ipswich Community Gallery.
Mark Connelly with his self portrait and some of the other artwork created by 20 artists from Springfield that will be on display at the Ipswich Community Gallery. Sarah Harvey

Portraits from the heart

MARK Connelly's eye-catching self-portrait is one of the many interesting pieces that will be unveiled at the Ipswich Community Gallery tomorrow.

The Imaginings art exhibition will showcase the creativity and artistic skills of 20 artists with disabilities, all members of the Cerebral Palsy League's (CPL) Springfield Studio Five-8.

More than 30 original works will be on display, including drawings, paintings and sculptures.

CPL arts facilitator and support worker Natasha Weller said the exhibition's title stemmed from the way the artists were inspired to create their works.

"Rather than using sourced materials and drawing their inspiration from these materials, these works have really come from the exploration of their own imaginations," Ms Weller said.

Selected works will be put up for auction, and all pieces will be available for purchase.

All proceeds will go to the selling artists and CPL.

Imaginings will show until Wednesday, November 21.

The gallery is at d'Arcy Doyle Place in Nicholas St, and will open daily, 9.30am-4pm.

Mayor Paul Pisasale will officially open the exhibition at a special function that will be held this Friday at 11am.



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