Toast (2020) by Eve Newman Martin
Toast (2020) by Eve Newman Martin.


Alex Jackson, Eve Newman Martin and Peter Moore

15 September – 6 December 2020

Eastlake Gungahlin
51 Hinder Street, Gungahlin ACT

Opening hours
10am-12am Mon-Sun

In this show by three artists from Hands On Studio, the personalities of the artists shine. Each shows their own individual preference for colour, composition, texture and medium. Each work tells its own story, which can be discerned through the title.

Eve Newman Martin recalls a particular time of day along with her routine in “Toast”. Slathers of paint suggest spreads, while the colours invoke a mood that sets the tone for the day. Alex Jackson uses mixed media in “Heartly Garden”. His chosen colours and textures recall earth and sunshine. Peter Moore has focused on the paints he has applied to the surface, which include intense hues and pearlized pigments. The marks indicate his energy and enjoyment of the process.

Hands On Studio is a creative and inclusive art program that provides people with varying disabilities and psychosocial issues access to art. The classes are taught in a studio at M16 with a person-centred approach, giving the students the opportunity to work independently or in collaboration with their peers and tutor. Hands On Studio promotes development of artistic skills, fine motor skills, social skills, confidence, self-esteem, freedom in making choices and creative expression. Artists can realise a sense of personal achievement through exhibition of their work at events in the community.

This exhibition is part of the IGNITE program for artists living with disability, mental health issues, the d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing (HOH).