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Carer, art therapist and art show organiser Cheryl Bailey gets plenty of appreciation at the Red Inc exhibition 2019. Photo supplied.

The second annual exhibition of artists from Red Inc in Mullumbimby was on show for one night only last week.

Artists Hunter and Lee at the Red Inc exhibition 2019. Photo supplied.

The show was opened by Michael Cusack from Byron School of Art (BSA) who praised the wide variety of work on display. In a demonstration of what could be called anti-heckling – but was really a show of great love and enthusiasm – carer, art therapist and art show organiser Cheryl Bailey, as she spoke at the opening, at first had her name chanted, before being quickly mob by the artists as they smothered her in excited hugs.

Red Inc provides care and programs for people with disabilities and Cheryl said they run the art program on ‘the smell of air’. Twenty per cent of sales from the evening will be put back into the art program while the other 80 per cent will go to artists.

Michael from BSA said they would happily donate spare art materials to the Red Inc program.

‘We are happy to accept donations of art materials,’ said Cheryl as she spoke about the success of their program.

If you have art materials to donate you can drop them off at Red Inc at 22 Tincogan Street, Mullumbimby or call them on 0401 793 554 to arrange a drop off or collection.


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