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MEDIA RELEASE 04 February 2004

Mouth and Foot Painting Artists bring their amazing talent to the Royal Easter Show
The Mouth and Foot Painting Artists are coming to the Royal Easter Show in 2004 for the first time, with several disabled artists to display their amazing ability to paint professional artworks using their mouth painting technique. The demonstration will take place at the Art and Craft Pavilion on Easter Monday, 12 April 2004.

Margaret Greig of Londonderry and Jim Hodkinson of Narwee will be at the show providing the crowds with a live demonstration of their painting technique.

The exhibit will also include a display of a number of landscape, portraiture and abstract works produced by mouth and foot painting artists from around Australia and New Zealand.

Margaret Greig is a true inspiration and very well known amongst her local community in Sydney’s west where she regularly conducts her own exhibitions and attends community events.

Margaret began painting after polio left her paraplegic earlier in life, and today is one of Australia’s foremost mouth-artists, producing famous landscape pieces, one of which was recently chosen for the MFPA Christmas range.

Jim Hodkinson had a diving accident which left him quadriplegic at 20 years of age, and spent the next eleven years as a resident at Lidcombe Hospital. After receiving some water colours from a friend, Jim discovered mouth painting as a new way of expressing himself.

Jim’s pure talent earned him acceptance as a member of the MFPA in 1992, and has since produced a range of pieces which he says has brought new meaning to his life.

MFPA is a self-help organisation which gives disabled people the opportunity to fulfil their creative ambitions while still maintaining financial independence, by selectively selling their highly regarded works of art.

MFPA was founded in 1956 by a group of mainly Swiss, French, British and German artists. It was founded in 1970 in Australia and now has a membership of over 700 disabled artists in more than 70 countries throughout the world.

Released by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations.
For further information contact Kristen Mackie
or David Lizzio on (02) 9413 4244.

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