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Skate rink the canvas for chalk art project

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Skate rink chalk art: Artist Dom Intelisano with Sarah Baldry at Nielson Park. Photo: Sabrina Lauriston Photography.

3D chalk artist Dom Intelisano has begun creating a giant, temporary piece of artwork on the skate rink at Nielson Park, Bargara as part of a special project.

Grounded: Beyond Isolation is a Creative Regions initiative which looks at way in which the arts can add valuable messaging around the topic of disability.

The project comes as many people in the community have been enjoying their freedom now that Covid restrictions are lifting.

However, for some lockdown is not something to wait out. It’s part of life. A life restricted by disability.

Hearing these sentiments in a conversation between carers, Creative Regions got to work with the Grounded: Beyond Isolation project.

The piece, by artist Dom Intelisano, will creatively share some of the obstacles that people living with disability have identified as a barrier to enjoying the great outdoors.

The community is being encouraged to check out the progress during the week.

The work will be completed to coincide with the launch of the Milbi Festival on October 29.

This project, Grounded: Beyond Isolation, is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services to provide innovative ways to increase social and community participation of people with a disability and their families and carers.