Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Paul Mitchell @ Activ Library

Event Title: Activ Artspace
Participating Artists: Paul Mitchell

Venue: Activ Library,
327 Cambridge Street, Wembley WA 6014 .

Description: Activ's flagship art exhibition, Activ Artspace is returning to
Wembley for its third successive year this March.

Launched in 2014, Activ Artspace is a free public exhibition showcasing
original art pieces created by people living with disability. The 2016
exhibition will feature original photographs alongside painted pieces
created through a range of different mediums.

The 2016 exhibition will also feature a flagship auction piece created by
talented West Australian artist and Activ customer Paul Mitchell OAM. Winner
of the 2015 Activ Artspace Jarmen McKenna Representational Award, Paul is a
respected and celebrated artist in his own right.

A former Paralympian, Paul was awarded an Order of Australia for his gold
medal win in the men's 1500m track event at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Following his retirement from professional athletics, Paul dedicated his
time to sketching and drawing famous personalities.

Paul was touched by the passing of iconic Australian Steve Irwin, which
inspired him to paint his first portrait. The piece was entered into a
number of exhibitions and kick-started Paul's artistic career. With no
formal training, Paul began painting more and more personalities, including
Western Warriors Captain Adam Voges, which is now displayed in their Perth

Paul's piece will be auctioned off at the exhibition, with all money raised
going towards supporting future Activ Artspace Exhibitions.

Activ Artspace will be open to the public from Saturday, 5 March until
Friday, 11 March 2016. The majority of pieces on show are available to
purchase, with the proceeds from every artwork sold going directly back to
the artists.

To find out more about Paul Mitchell, visit his website: To find out more about Activ Artspace,


What: Activ Artspace Exhibition
Where: Activ Library, 327 Cambridge Street, Wembley
Date: 5 - 11 March 2016
Time: 8.30am - 4.30am Monday to Friday, and 10am - 2pm Saturday and Sunday .

Dates: 5 March 2016 to 11 March 2016 .
Opening Times: 8.30am - 4.30am Monday to Friday, and 10am - 2pm Saturday and

For more information, contact: Latasha Kirton

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