'Found in Melville'
DADAA Inc and The Lost Generation Project
21 August to 27 September 2009
A one of a kind exhibition, a part of The Lost Generation Project, displaying works of art, historical images and short films that weave the stories of a "lost generation of people" in with those of their fellow community members. The Lost Generation refers to a generation of people with intellectual disabilities many of whom have been institutionalised for most of their lives. It is about hearing these stories and recognising and celebrating people who have traditionally been socially isolated.
The Lost Generation Project is an ongoing venture in partnership between DADAA Inc, the Disability Services Commission’s Accommodation Services and the community. The exhibition is the culmination of a series of workshops held in the City of Melville over the past six months. It will showcase some of the ceramic artworks produced in workshops conducted at the Willagee Community Centre, as well as digital works and works on paper produced by and about the core project participants. The workshop participants’ artwork will also be integrated with an historical display on intellectual disability and mental health in WA, outlining changes in approaches to intellectual disability, policies and attitudes over different generations.