We had 18 entries into our Art Competition as part of Inclusion Australia’s Make Decisions Real project. The theme for the competition was ‘I make my own decisions’.
Make Decisions Real is a 3-year ILC project that aims to strengthen the capacity and skills of people with intellectual disability and their supporters around supported decision making. This will happen with a series of pilot training workshops co-designed and presented by the project’s Peer Workers with intellectual disability, and by the creation of supported decision making resources.
Three winners were chosen by the Make Decisions Real Peer Workers, Brooke and Lorraine. Each won a $500 Visa gift card as their prize. They will also have their artwork featured in resources created for the project.
The 3 winners are:
My Path, My Decisions – by George Williams
George said his artwork ‘represents how I decide, and what it means to choose my own different pathway as I develop and learn from the best people in my life.’
Lorraine and Brooke said: “We like this artwork because you can really see their decisions, and it shows that you can make both big and small decisions in your daily life.”
I Like Sushi – by Matthew Lam
Matthew says he painted his artwork because: ‘I like drawing and sushi.’
Lorraine and Brooke said:
“It shows an everyday decision. We like the colours. It was simple, but really good!”
Puzzle of Decisions by Sarah Porter
Sarah said about her artwork:
‘It shows there are lots of decisions to make, and questions to ask. Sometimes they are like a puzzle that can go together in different ways.’
Our Peer Workers chose Sarah’s artwork because of its amazing detail.
The three winners were all very excited to have won and are looking forward to spending their $500 Visa gift cards!
There were so many great entries, and it was hard for our Peer Workers to choose only three. Some of the other artworks entered have also been chosen to feature in some of Inclusion Australia’s communications.
For more information about the Make Decisions Real project, including the upcoming pilot training workshops which will be held both online, and face-to-face in Perth WA, email Emma (Project Coordinator) [email protected] or keep an eye on Inclusion Australia’s Facebook page and the Inclusion Australia website.