On December 3rd, Penrith hosted an International Day for People with disability event at St Marys Community Centre, to which an estimated audience of about 150 people attended. The highlight of the event was a showcase of Light Rhythm Plays! an extension project to No Boundaries which has been supported by the NSW Government through the office of Aging Disability and Home Care.
The music and media of Light Rhythm Plays was created by media artists illuminart working with music therapy organisation Nordoff Robbins, with input and support of a group with diverse abilities from Penrith. At the event, the group showcase three different types of music instrument, including interactive drums, a movement input audiovisual improv instrument, and a fruity piano. During the performance volunteers were invited from the audience to join in and play along. All instruments were played but overall the most popular was said to be the fruity piano!
In addition to the beautiful instruments, a screening of the No Boundaries DVD was presented for the first time, the evaluation report of the No Boundaries Project was launched by Michael Volkerling on behalf of the University of Western Sydney, and a number of artworks were exhibited by the visual arts group that has formed during the No Boundaries Project.
Local emerging artist / photographer Trisha Merriman was the official photographer for the event, capturing many moments behind the scenes and during the show… Enjoy!